Full Moon Paddle has been moved to Thursday, July 2nd. Meet at the Quemahoning Family Recreation Area beach around 7. Boats must be registered. We will have glo sticks to light up boats but many people add their own for show. Bring snacks to share.
Sunday, June 28, 8 AM. Ferndale Gauge is still broken.
At 7 AM, Debby Heider reported that the Foustwell gauge on the Stony was at 6.5 ft. Shade was around 2 ft and Paint was around -4 in.
Saturday, June 27, 4:15 PM. The area has received over 1 in. of rain but the Ferndale Gauge (USGS) is not showing a rise. Foustwell Gauge is around 5 ft. Assume the Ferndale Gauge is broken. If you are coming to boat in the Johnstown area, do not depend on this gauge for river levels. People are posting gauge readings on our Facebook Page. Note that the Stony is very pushy over 4 ft on the Foustwell gauge. Be aware of your own abilities and limits if you are considering boating tomorrow. Shade and Que creek are likely runnable.
We have had some storms in the area that have affected the Stonycreek Canyon. There are reports of new strainers near the Beaches (river right). Some small landslides on river left at the Wall that have eliminated the far left route. A tree in the water at the First Sister (river left). A tree in the water at the Beast (river right and on the left side of the big pourover rock). And a tree in the water on river right in “Backwards” rapid. New storms are in the area and may add new hazards. Be careful and scout if you are not familiar with these hazards.