Information on Saline R.


Saline R.

	Rating: II-III *
	TDCR: ????
	Location: Howard Co.; Put in below Shady Lake on Hwy. 84 west
		of Athens.  Take out at Hwy. 246 bridge north of Athens.
		Area Map
	Topo Quad(s): Umpire
	Gradient: 50 fpm
	Length: 3 mi
	Season: FLOOD
	Gauge: Water should be running over Shady Lake Dam near the put-in.
		Also, other runs nearby should be in flood.
	Hazards: strainers and very fast current
	Description: This is a fast, continuous class II+ run with some
		class III+ hazards created by downed trees.  All boaters
		need to have very good boat control, since catching an
		eddy in the fast current could mean the difference between
		a good run and a very bad one.  Otherwise, the run is fast
		and fun with continuous gradient.  Boaters should be very 
		comfortable on class II-III water and very familiar with
		the dangers of strainers before attempting this run. 

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