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    Default First run of the year-upper Eagle River

    Has anybody been down The upper Eagle River from the Nature Center to Highland Bridge yet ?


    Any troublesome sweepers ?

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    Haven't floated it, yet. But, walked down to look at the water on Mothers Day at River Mile 12.4 (about 2 miles upstream from Briggs Bridge) and it was the lowest level I've seen in 4 years. Had a hard time finding a place deep enough for the dog to swim. He could "run" all the way across in places, and he's just a medium sized retriever.

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    If you are going to go past the big bridge on the highway be warned that the construction guys have a bridge installed down on the river and they might not like you passing through.
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    I was expecting water to be low, but that really sounds low. Wasn't planning on going past the bridges, but I think that temporary construction bridge will be a problem. From the highway, really looks like limited clearence. Not sure what it will look like from water level.

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    The section through the construction zone is technically closed until the completion of the project.

    http://www.eagleriverbridgenb.com/Do...414_142342.pdf

    Knik Canoe & Kayakers are trying to force an amendment to the contract between DOT and the contractor to allow recreational boater access below the construction zone. Due to the closure I'm not sure if the military will even give out the civilian recreational access pass required to reach the takeout this year? I like the lower section. It's a bummer it is closed. Hopefully. with public input the contract for the next bridge replacement will be written to allow river access.

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    Just drove up river to look at put in off of road mid way to nature center. Pretty skinny water. Can't get my raft in, but plenty of water for kayaks and packrafts.

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