JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Personnel from Bridger-Teton National Forest (BTNF) managed to clear a section of Hoback River today by removing a tree that had been partially blocking the river.
River users reported the troublesome snag at a spot known by frequent river runners as Sherri’s Ledge, just about a mile south of Hoback Junction. Obstructions in a river channel are particularly hazardous when water levels rise and currents are swifter due to increased river flows. Downed trees will likely continue to be an issue this spring.
“With the amount of avalanche activity and the summer fires we had last year, the opportunity for trees to be in the river channel and blocking the stream is much higher this year,” said BTNF’s river manager David Cernicek. “Around every bend there is a chance for blockages to appear and it is up to everyone to be sure they are alert and to plan accordingly.”
River users are encouraged to consider the following before attempting any springtime boating on the Bridger-Teton:
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