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by Cowper
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Saline River Needs Your help
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: The Saline River Needs Your help

Here's a draft letter you can use to prepare an e-mail of your own. Just in case you don't have a compatible version of Word, I'll copy the text here in addition to attaching a file you can work with directly. ***************************************************************************** PUT DATE HER...
by Cowper
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Saline River Needs Your help
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: The Saline River Needs Your help

OK, someone requested a draft letter that folks could use to make a comment to the Court more quickly. I've put something together, and will attach it to one of the next comments. In the draft letter, I include some comments about the graph of river levels. I don't want anyone to say it just because...
by Cowper
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help Us Keep River Accesses Open!
Replies: 0
Views: 398

Help Us Keep River Accesses Open!

Over the last several decades, many river access points in Arkansas have been closed by local land owners. Why? If you talk to the landowners, the Number One reason they have closed or are considering closing accesses is "Litter and Illegal Dumping". We also hear complaints about "illegal behavior" ...
by Cowper
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost - Hiking Boots, Richland Creek Campground
Replies: 0
Views: 828

Lost - Hiking Boots, Richland Creek Campground

This was posted on Facebook on 3/17/2019: Brian Matthew‎ to My Buffalo River 4 hrs · I know it’s a long shot but I left a pair of Green Salwea hiking boots at the Richland Camp ground. Left them by the primitive bathrooms on a picnic table. If anybody found these, I'm sure Brian would be super appre...
by Cowper
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Found 3-15-2019, Cadron Creek - Paddle and dry bag (ADD: and Kayak)
Replies: 0
Views: 544

Found 3-15-2019, Cadron Creek - Paddle and dry bag (ADD: and Kayak)

Found a kayak paddle and a dry bag today on the creek, above Hwy 65. A good description is all that is needed to get your stuff back. Nah, I lied. You'll need a good description, AND you'll have to tell me a war story. EDIT TO ADD: On 3/18/2019, found a kayak. I know it was there on 3/17 because Phi...
by Cowper
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: McKissic Creek Centerton
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: McKissic Creek Centerton

My understanding of the McIlroy decision is that it changes what MAY be declared navigable, but also clearly says rulings must be made on a case-by-case basis, by a court. I try to bypass a lot of what that implies by making friends with the landowners, letting them know I'm PICKING UP litter, not l...
by Cowper
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: found PFD and spray skirt Saturday August 4 on Little Missouri River
Replies: 3
Views: 4049

Re: found PFD and spray skirt Saturday August 4 on Little Missouri River

I'm going to text you Billy's phone number. Sorry I didn't see this earlier.
by Cowper
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Found - Near Steel Creek, Buffalo River - September, 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 522

Found - Near Steel Creek, Buffalo River - September, 2018

David C. Jones is reporting that he found a men's wedding band or ring, and will return it to the rightful owner who should be able to describe it in more detail. I don't have a phone number for him, but you can find him on Facebook, on the "Our Buffalo River" group page. Although it was just found,...
by Cowper
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Safety Tubing Remmel Dam?
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Re: Safety Tubing Remmel Dam?

Please take a gander at the pinned post, "Arkansas Laws - What every paddler needs to know". Some of it has already been covered, but not all of it. On safety, yes, high flows can create problems, but on this stretch you have to work at it to get yourself into trouble. Near the start, there are some...
by Cowper
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: general questions from new member
Replies: 3
Views: 523

Re: general questions from new member

One of the most comprehensive listings is from American Whitewater: https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/state-summary/state/AR/ Another good one is the Ozark Creek information summary: http://www.ozarkpages.com/cgi-bin/stages.pl?ST=level Both of these may be lacking info on "easier" str...
by Cowper
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accident on Spring
Replies: 2
Views: 721

Re: Accident on Spring

I'm guessing we will never know exactly what happened. Since this was posted I've seen several reports, each with minor variations. But this drone footage shows what they were up against pretty well. Basically, a short underwater cave developed that was draining the area between two ledges. I've hea...
by Cowper
Sun May 13, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost/ Sunk - Ascend H12 on the King's
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: Lost/ Sunk - Ascend H12 on the King's

I feel like a character from Beavis and Butthead. The message board software won't let me say d*ck's Sporting goods, but if I say Dicks without the apostrophe, it slides right through.
by Cowper
Sun May 13, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost/ Sunk - Ascend H12 on the King's
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: Lost/ Sunk - Ascend H12 on the King's

That's GREAT! Your story leads me to a couple of other thoughts. If the wallet hadn't been in there, would Mr. Freedom have known how to get you? In some states it is the law that you have to write your name and phone number in your boat. Big Brother doesn't care if you get your boat back, but he do...
by Cowper
Sat May 12, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buffalo River - Rush to White River
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: Buffalo River - Rush to White River

I find the best reference is the site already referenced by Roger above, even though you have to click around a bit to get what you want: https://ar.water.usgs.gov/buffaloriver/ Per this site, on the Harriet gauge, 6.08 feet to 10.54 feet is "Experienced only" (I think they call it "high", but same ...
by Cowper
Thu May 10, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost/ Sunk - Ascend H12 on the King's
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: Lost/ Sunk - Ascend H12 on the King's

Wish I lived closer, I'd help out. I'm curious, when you say "sunk", Most kayaks will float at least a little bit even when full of water; is the boat pinned on something in the current, or is it truly just "sunk" and on the bottom? If you get it back, I'd figure a way to put some kind of flotation ...