The river was in perfect shape over the Labor Day weekend.
There were chances of rain in the forecast but it didn’t happen in the lower valley and from what I assume didn’t happen in the upper valley either. There was a notable spike in discharge yesterday but the graphs look somewhat artificial. It may have rained briefly on Mt. Adams yesterday but it didn’t effect the visibility much at all. I’m not sure what to think of the increase in discharge. It went up too fast and was too flat for too long, possibly a measurement/equipment/connection problem but it did show up at both lower gage sites. Here’s a pic of the water around 2:30pm at the town landing, doesn’t get any better.
Heard of a number of fall chinook landed and also some steelhead. We need some rain to add some color and get the chinook moving upriver. Also hoping there are some fresh steelhead waiting in the Columbia for an added push of water.