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Post Posted: 02:58am - Jun 18,09 
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Any one know if the fox is raging? Been a lot of rain last few days...

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Post Posted: 07:58am - Jun 18,09 
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Around 700 cfs is normal.

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/il/nwis/uv?dd ... o=05551540

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Post Posted: 04:54pm - Jun 19,09 
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roosh wrote:
Any one know if the fox is raging? Been a lot of rain last few days...


Ragin is an understatement, Its moving at almost 2900 cfs at the moment. Not good! No wadin for me although I fish the eddies close to shore when the rivers high with pretty decent luck.

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Post Posted: 06:30pm - Jun 19,09 
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Actually... if you fish more of the southern portion/suburbs then it's raging. If you're up north the CFS is pretty wadeable at 1000 CFS. If you're newer to wading I wouldn't venture very far into the water. Usually I'll wade anything less than 1500 CFS at the very max. 700-900 or so is perfect IMO. Either this reading is incorrect... like the guage is stuck, or it hasn't rained nearly as much further up north. I'm betting on the latter, as most the storms lately have come from the south and have passed through further south.

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?site_no=05550000

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Post Posted: 10:35am - Jun 20,09 
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Does the Algonquin gage above the dam really tell you anything about what the water level and flow is like below the dam? It seems to me if the water level is dropping fast at that gage it means the algonquin dam gates are wide open and massive amounts of waters is flowing thru that dam. Any Dam experts out there to explain this better?

I never go by that gage as it seems like the readings depends on the gates at McHenry and/or Algonquin dams and is not a good indicator of what is going on below the Algonquin dam.

I know there was a ton of ran in Cary yesterday and the reading below the dam shows the water level going straight up. I can't see it being close to wadable.

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/il/nwis/uv/?s ... 0065,00060

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Post Posted: 10:31am - Jun 22,09 
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Sorry Quetico, I don't know a dam thing. But I do know that I won't be trying to wade the Fox any tme soon, that water is still moving along pretty fast.

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Post Posted: 12:12pm - Jun 22,09 
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On Friday at 5 the river was flowing at 2100, good enough to go where I wanted on Saturday morning.

By Friday at 8 it was flowing at 4900. Screwed up my Saturday river plans. Saturday it was flowing at 5900.

But, on a whim, Saturday morning I went to Big Rock.

Came up maybe an inch and was a little stained. Basically, no big deal.

Go figure.

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Post Posted: 07:05pm - Jun 22,09 
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I've waded a total of three times all year, and summer is already here... Very disappointing year so far. :?

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