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Posted: Apr 18, 2017Post Subject: Ice House - 2017 Scheduled Recreational Flows
South Fork Silver Creek Below Icehouse Reservoir

June 9, 10, 11, 16 & 17 500 CFS

June 18, 23, 24, 25 400 CFS

Duration: 10 am - 3 pm
Posted: May 16, 2017Post Subject: Update on Ice House for May
Latest on Slab Creek can be found here

The record setting water year for California's Upper American River Project has forced the cancellation of recreational flows for Slab Creek. At 200% of normal SMUD is unable to control flows over Slab Creek Reservoir.

But every cloud has it's silver lining - given the snow pack we could see boatable flows on South Fork Silver Below Ice House through the rest of May.

Wood beta on Ice House from Trevor Croft with raftingmagazine.com is that except for one log in a flat section (i.e. can't be missed) all wood has been cleared by this season's high flows. This includes all the wood in the final canyon.
Posted: May 24, 2017Post Subject: Log Update
I IK'd the South Silver below Ice House Reservoir today, 5/24/17. The flow was 250 cfs. We put in just below the dam, which is likely further upstream than Trevor did. In the one mile section between the dam and the bridge there were three hazards. Slide Hazard rapid has a horrible looking log at the bottom of the center drop. I realize everyone runs this rapid along the right wall but if you somehow ended up in the middle chute it could be fatal. I am not sure whether the log was present in prior years since it was my first time on this section. About a 100 yards above the bridge there are two separate portages because of trees across the river. One of the trees is visible from the bridge. 0.4 miles after the bridge there is a tree across the river that can be floated over on river right.
0.1 miles below that there is another tree across the river that required a portage. Both of these trees are in calm sections of the river. That was the last log problem we saw. The high flows have really cleaned up the river versus last year! There are far fewer places where there are logs that partially block the channel.
Jeff W
Edited twice.  Last edited by wasiel May 24, 2017.
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