All hands on deck to ensure safety with California North Coast fast river flows
Garrett Binder showed up for opening day of the rafting season relieved his companion was a black Labrador retriever, a breed long known to innately thrive in the water. … Coming out of a record winter with water runoff that caused flooding over much of California, the Russian River, like many waterways in the state, was transformed into a fast and wide torrent — prompting concern from North Bay agencies tasked with river safety. In April, the Russian River — a favorite floating go-to for the masses — ran at a rate of 1,800 cubic feet per second. To put the flow into perspective, imagine Golden State Warriors Point Guard Steph Curry passing 1,800 basketballs to a certain point all at once.