Fastwater Boom Deployment Tips Published: November 15, 2018

Preplanning and training are critical steps towards any successful fast water boom deployment.  Learning how to read water will help evaluate conditions and determine what boom strategies are possible. Putting out boom in rivers is difficult at best. Boom is heavy and moving water is deceptively powerful, especially when exerting its force on a section of boom placed in the current. Here are a fe...

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Graves Creek Case Study Published: August 30, 2017

Case Study: Graves Creek, MT Class V-V+ June 7, 2012   Two friends, Joe and Sam, left Missoula at 0400 the morning of the 7th to begin the drive up to Graves Creek. They decided that the drive would take about 4 hours, placing them at the put-in by 0800. Joe, who had been down Graves Creek once before, said that even though the section they would be paddling was only 1 mile l...

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