Tree Sieve - Dog Leg - Kawarau River

17/9/08

There are two large trees lodged halfway down the puppy leg rapid on the 'Dog Leg' run on the Kawarau river, there are several smaller branches lodged between the trees creating a nasty looking sieve.

All up the tree-sieve is about 4 metres wide, there is room to pass on both sides although the hazard is in the main flow and will be very dangerous should anyone be swimming.

I'm unsure how long these trees have been stuck there.

Antz

antz2's picture

The offending tree has moved with the high flows earlier this week. Another larger tree is now sitting on the top corner of the Island between the left and right channels. It doesn't appear to be too much of a hazard at this stage. (Although I have only seen photos).

Antz