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High Water on the Upper Kern!

Hydrology of the Jan '97 High Flows

At 1:00 a.m. on the morning of January 3, 1997 the average hourly Isabella Inflow peaked at 28,310 cfs. This figure is calculated from the change in the elevation of the lake during a one hour period, so it does not accurately reflect the instantaneous peak flow on the river. T.M. estimates a peak flow on the Upper Kern of about 35,000-40,000 cfs at 1:30 a.m., based on gage readings at Riverside Park.

All photos were taken by Phil Hipe with a Olympus D300L digital camera. Thanks Phil!

Park at 30KClick!
An early morning shot of the Park with the Kern at about 30K.

Park at 20KClick!
12.5 ft. on the 2nd stick at about 20K.

Ewings at 20K from the bridge.Click!
Ewings at 20K from the bridge.

Park at 20KClick!
The Sierra South crew at the Park after a run at 20K.

Below Ewings at 20KClick!
Pam Jackson takes on a large crashing wave below Ewings.


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