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Offline Summit670

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Nebraska - Gavins Point ride June 25th
« on: June 22, 2011, 06:10:20 pm »
Late notice but a few of us are thinking about going from Lincoln to Gavins Point dam to check out the huge water discharge from the dam. 

Anyone want to come along?
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Re: Nebraska - Gavins Point ride June 25th
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2011, 09:13:45 am »
If I wasn't on the other end of the state I would. Sounds like fun.

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Re: Nebraska - Gavins Point ride June 25th
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2011, 09:03:29 pm »
We are leaving at 8:30 Friday the 24th.  It'll be a flatlander adventure.  Niagra Fall passes 100,000cfs and Gavins is supposed to be up to 160,000cfs as of today.
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Re: Nebraska - Gavins Point ride June 25th
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2011, 10:35:25 am »
Throw message in a bottle with a big Hi-Vis flag, and I will see if it floats down here to Kansas in about a week!

The river is really coming up down here near Leavenworth/Atchison (As well as everywhere else).

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Re: Nebraska - Gavins Point ride June 25th
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2011, 05:46:04 pm »
i would still be up for it if you guys havent left yet and get this before you leave, you can call me at 402-968-1745

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Re: Nebraska - Gavins Point ride June 25th
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2011, 09:31:58 pm »
We went today and got back around 7pm.  It is something to see and the roads were good too.  It is like a tourist attraction at the dam.  The road over the top is closed M-F but isn't that big of detour going thru Yankton, like 4 miles to the turn.

Right now the west end of the parking lot is continually getting splashed and it wet from mist.  I wouldn't be surprised if they rope off the west end of the lot because there are some pretty big water splashes going onto the spectator area and the kids are having a blast getting wet.

 Tried to stay on the smaller hwys and there was little traffic in the morning.

The park ranger said they would probably be realeasing the same amount of water for many weeks.
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Re: Nebraska - Gavins Point ride June 25th
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2011, 01:03:23 am »
Thanks for the pointers, i figured i missed you guys but a few of us are going to head up on sunday morning.  I fish up there sometimes should be interesting to see compared to how it normally is.

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Re: Nebraska - Gavins Point ride June 25th
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2011, 07:51:12 am »
Was the old fort compound on the reservoir side affected by the high water levels?  IIRC, my brother & I stopped there for a break from our trip to Sturgis back in '03 & was impressed by the amount of area the fort encompassed.   
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Re: Nebraska - Gavins Point ride June 25th
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2011, 12:16:22 pm »
Didn't look for the fort.

The water is nearly to the bathrooms and parking lot on the  south side of river just down from the dam.  There is a boat ramp on the east end of this lot.  We heard they are not allowing boat's anywhere close to the dam.  We crossed at Yankton and didn't see any boats on the river.

Backhoes are busy trying to keep rip rap on the riverbanks on the north side by the dam.

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Re: Nebraska - Gavins Point ride June 25th
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2011, 06:31:43 pm »
Just got back from Gavins Point,...........That is alot of water flowing out of there and tons of people, like you said its almost like a tourist attraction at this point.  we ate at Murdos on the nebraska side of the river exellent food.  We even managed to slip right between two thunderstorms on our way back and managed to not get wet.   

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Re: Nebraska - Gavins Point ride June 25th
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2011, 06:56:31 pm »
We weren't so luck with rain.  It was a 10% chance the day we went and we hit a downpour about 45 minutes into the ride.  Only lasted about 15 minutes then rained off and on for another hour.  Then the sun came out and dried us off and good from there.

I heard a rumor of 200,000 cfs is the new number but no confirmation of that.
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