Raging River strange stuff...

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  1. Bob Anderson

    Bob Anderson Member

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    I live on the Raging River just below the church in Preston. This morning, I was sipping a cup of joe admiring the volume and clarity and thinking it might be good for a few casts. Around 4 pm I walked down and was shocked to see the water was the color of milk with visibility less than three inches. When I dragged my wife down there a half hour later, the water was gin clear.

    Any theories about THAT?
     
  2. Richard Torres

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    Since we live in an area with glaciated past, most likely the river experienced a landslide upstream and exposed a clay bank.
     
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    What was in the coffee?
     
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  4. Derek Young

    Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    The real question is are you nymphing your wife, or dry fly presentation? If so, how often are you mending? :rolleyes:
     
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  5. Rich Schager

    Rich Schager You should have been here yesterday...

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    I've seen that happen when someone was dredging/slucing for gold in the Raging... clear again as soon as they stop.
     
  6. Brookie_Hunter

    Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    If you go above the Hwy 18 Bridge, there's people dredging/slucing up there fairly frequently. Also about mile or so below Preston, one of the little tributaries puts a lot of silt/mud into the River in the Winter months too.
     

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