Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A look at The Salmon River Headwaters

As best as we can determine with help from our friend at DEQ, the screen shot from Google Earth above shows the general layout of The Salmon River Headwaters.  Smiley Creek could probably be a better candidate for the bigger flow component of the headwaters flow.  However, it already has a name.  This will be an interesting issue to discuss will various hydrologists and other folks who deeply care about such esoteric matters.  As near as we can figure, the highest elevation of The Salmon River would be about 9,300 feet up on the divide between it and the Big Wood River system. (We think the green line represents the Blaine-Custer County line. (You can click on the graphic to see a larger, more legible version.)

1 comment:

Marti Spudboater said...

Good to see you taking on yet another blog. I did notice one of the links you put on here isn't highlighted to actually link. Shoot, now I can't seem to find it. It was at the very end of a page of your blog post. Anyways, good effort.

You may want to tag your posts to themes so folks can sort through them easier; like Snotel and runoff, or river reaches of recreational interest or whatnot. Anyways, have fun. And I look forward to seeing your draft of the BLM river guide map.