Ford Status (10/10)

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Ford Status (10/10)

Post by kayakAR » Fri Oct 10, 2014 6:02 pm

When I checked at 5:50pm Friday (10/10), the Siloam Springs Kayak Park gate was closed. I parked, and walked in to take a look.

The river is raging, covering virtually every rock feature. More importantly, a fallen tree appears to have lodged just above the first wave.

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Re: Ford Status (10/10)

Post by Charles1967 » Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:13 pm

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Think I saw that tree clear the second wave as I arrived. Another went through before I figured out how to use my camera.
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Re: Ford Status (10/10)

Post by Charles1967 » Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:23 pm

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Re: Ford Status (10/10)

Post by RobM » Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:27 pm

Charles1967 wrote:
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Charles I had to post your pictures, hope you didn't mind me using them?

Thanks Rich for the report , hopefully that tree will dislodge itself & go down stream . I didn't see it in the pictures.
See ya on the water,
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Re: Ford Status (10/10)

Post by Charles1967 » Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:53 pm

Rob,

There was a LARGE tree rolling through the second wave as I arrived. I think it was the one Rich saw stuck in the top wave before. The water actually was still moving UP the sidewalk during the 15+ minutes I was there. Also, there was a flip flop stalking me...

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Re: Ford Status (10/10)

Post by magicmike » Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:55 pm

Gonna be really interesting to see where all that gravel from under the bridge ends up after this. Man I love a good flooood!-M- :grin:
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Re: Ford Status (10/10)

Post by Charles1967 » Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:57 pm

Unfortunately, it will probably end up making our pools even shallower. That top wave lost it's 'smile' after the last flood. We'll see if it gets even flatter. :wht:
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Re: Ford Status (10/10)

Post by magicmike » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:00 pm

IKR-M-
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Re: Ford Status (10/10)

Post by Smo_Off » Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:01 pm

Doesn't look fun :confused: YET :poke2:
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Re: Ford Status (10/10)

Post by RobM » Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:53 am

Charles1967 wrote:Rob,

There was a LARGE tree rolling through the second wave as I arrived. I think it was the one Rich saw stuck in the top wave before. The water actually was still moving UP the sidewalk during the 15+ minutes I was there. Also, there was a flip flop stalking me...

Chaz
So your saying beware of the stalking flip flop? I hope you picked that flip flop up & threw it away before it stalks anyone else . :D
See ya on the water,
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Re: Ford Status (10/10)

Post by Charles1967 » Sat Oct 11, 2014 7:26 pm

RobM wrote:
Charles1967 wrote:Rob,

There was a LARGE tree rolling through the second wave as I arrived. I think it was the one Rich saw stuck in the top wave before. The water actually was still moving UP the sidewalk during the 15+ minutes I was there. Also, there was a flip flop stalking me...

Chaz
So your saying beware of the stalking flip flop? I hope you picked that flip flop up & threw it away before it stalks anyone else . :D
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Update Status 10/12

Post by Charles1967 » Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:00 pm

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Looking good. Gate was still locked at 9am when this was taken, so you might hafta carry in. Water a bit cooler than yesterday, so dress warm.
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Re: Ford Status (10/10)

Post by paddledog » Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:32 am

I would like to know the status of the locked gate.
The city needs to know that just because they wouldn't go out there, we can and do.
I was on the Buffalo all weekend so I wasn't able to get to the Ford.
I will be interesting to see the results......
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Re: Ford Status 10/14

Post by Charles1967 » Tue Oct 14, 2014 6:54 am

I do NOT know the status today, but the gate was locked ALL weekend. There were flash flood warnings much of the weekend, so I assume that is part of their criteria for deciding. They pull the porta-potties and lock the gate during flood warnings I've noticed. Quite a few boaters & spectators parked at the locked gate Sat & Sun and walked through.

From Siloam Springs Facebook page Saturday 10/11:

"The Siloam Springs Kayak Park has been closed since this morning because of flooding and will remain closed tomorrow as well."

10/14 - Went to the park around 8:15am and was behind the Porta-Potty trailer. They were also unlocking the gate for the first time since Friday. The guys I talked to said last night Monday [10/13], the water was almost up to the actual parking lot and had a few pictures on his phone as proof. I believed him when I saw the size of trees now resting at the fish ladder above the top feature.
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Ford this morning 10/14 around 8:30am.
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