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Scott H.
11-20-2009, 12:44 PM
Any news on the condition of the Nanny DH?

I heard a few weeks ago they were diverting all flow through the DH.
Is it still like that?


old tom
11-20-2009, 01:29 PM
Yep. Starting today they have upped the release to 700 cfs. That's at least 3 times its normal flow. The lower Nan is as high as it is during peak summer rafting season.

Scott H.
11-22-2009, 11:53 PM
Does that mean the DH area is unfishable?

I haven't been up there since last winter, and was looking to go up there soon.

Thanks for any info.


old tom
11-23-2009, 08:17 AM
Without question. It is not fishable. I rode up the road Saturday morning and the only eddys you could see were on the inside of some of the sharp bends in the river. I'm not a paddler but I'd guess the first three miles from the powerhouse is now at least a class 4 whitewater river. The top mile thru the cascades is maybe class 5.

Scott H.
11-23-2009, 11:37 AM

Thanks for the info.

When I went to that link you gave, I think I understood that it would change after this weekend.