6/30/15

River is pretty ugly, 3 or 4″ vis at best.  Took a walk down there for a pic and to take a temp.  The water at 8:15 pm this evening was 69.1F.

I fear the turbidity actually increases water temps via absorption and release of the heat via suspended particles.  Thinking the water was actually warmer a few hours earlier.  There are places ground water inflows can keep the water in the mid 50’s F so I hope there are plenty of those places in the Klickitat.  The glacier is melting fast and though it starts out at 32F by the time it reaches the lower river it’s likely in the low 70’s F

Here’s the pic

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