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Name:   Arcadia   Current Flow: Please Enter USGS Gage #
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Country:   United States   Turbidity: ?
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State:     Min Flow: 2000cfs
City:     Ideal Flow: 2200-3000cfs
Lat, Long:     Max Flow: 5000cfs
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Gage Url:   http://waterdata.usgs.gov/va/nwis/uv/?site_no=02019500
Predict Url:   http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=rnk&gage=bnnv2&view=1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1

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Arcadiajosh03-23-2011 12:00 AM2200cfs5
NotesBest day so far at this spot. Been waiting for the 2000-2500 cfs window to explore, and it was good! 2 Surf waves at the top are in. River left wave train seam is weak, better at @3000. River right wave train seam was still good, only got dipped a few times all the way under for a second but could be my weakness as a righty. Bermuda south convergence still not making a predictable seam to hit, but I got head under 1 out of every 5-6 tries by just charging the swirliest looking boil or seam and chopping in hard. My tadpole buddy in a shredfoot didnt want anything to do with the triangle. I got taken deep once and had to hit the up button... Im kinda giving up on this arena as a full on Zombie realm, but its such a fantastic spot Ill be back over and over. Besides the occasional rewarding mystery, I also enjoyed: --Surfing-- --Trying to clue in off the surf wave-- --Wave wheeling-- --Spin Mode screwing around on the long deep eddylines-- --Armpit deep rides on wave train seams-- --Conveyer belt return service eddy, biggest mystery circle around, 100 feet across---- It is a really good spot for newbies getting used to their glass in heavy water, friends in plastic will have fun too. Old school slicey boats are prolly best fit for the top waves, or a spud for practicing wave train loops. Bring a hammock, a fishing pole, and make a day of it...

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Arcadiajosh06-26-2009 12:00 AM1350cfs2
NotesWent out solo to establish a lower limit and found it too low. In 2 hours I got my head under 10 times, squeeze is gone. Wave train structure has a 45* rock layer parallel to the flow, kinda like a concrete drainage ditch, with the highest rock directly under the eddyline. Lots of aerobic armpit-neck high rides on the RL wave train, and the lower convergence had no suction either. In a gift from the river, my best ride was my last after Id put on my backpack (maybe I need more shameless ballasting), 3 seconds head under at Bermuda Triangle South. The deep eddy with return service is still in full effect. Getting wavewheels and screwing around on the eddylines is still more fun than getting into the tupperware... The spot below the bottom island had a better squeeze this time around, low flow produced an upstream current that squeezed back into another convergence, the pull was stronger here and I got a few head under rides in only 20 tries on the way out. Didnt probe much because the the current flowed into a bad looking neighborhood.

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Arcadiaricky06-21-2009 12:00 AM3000cfs7
NotesRandy, Brad and I spent the morning of fathers day enjoying this new spot for the first time. It was an easy trip. Just off the interstate, parking lot and an easy jaunt up the tracks to a very cool and shady beach to launch from. Josh has named it well... it is very pretty and magical place, with swirls, pulsing water converging due to the islands and many currents flowing in different directions. The neat thing is, we most likely have not seen it at its best level. Keep exploring. We had lots of fun and some great rides. Randy also hit the up button just like Steve... he said he was deep and passing some big rocks : }

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ArcadiaSteve G06-18-2009 12:00 AM3000cfs5
NotesThe flow will not allow a range. It was between 3100 and 4500 while I was there and believe it or not it did not change much with the increase in flow. This is a really cool spot with tons of potential. The water was coming up the entire time I was there and it remained relatively clear. Clear water is something I am becoming fastidious about after having some sessions at FA lately. I messed with the wave train for a while without much luck. However, I think the wave train is setup more for a regular left charc, which I suck at. I was using a righty back cut there. Josh and Zander and, darn, already forgot the other guys name, were having better luck with regular lefties with a steep entry. After being frustrated with the wave train I started trying entries at the convergence with the flow coming around the river right side of the island. I started getting really good rides with this convergence, but found it fickle. I was only succesful between 5 and 10% of the time. The rides I did get though, were good ranging from 4 to 6 feet deep and from 5 to 15 seconds. I did have to use the up button once which is a good litmus test for any arena! The other drawback to this convergence; the first being it is very fickle, is that a long ride can mean a flush from your staging eddy. You can attain back up the river right shore and ferry across with a stick but is quite a workout. I only flushed 4 times in 4 hours, so it is not that bad. If I was within an hours drive--I would spend much more time exlporing this spot!

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Arcadiajosh06-12-2009 12:00 AM3310cfs7
NotesI went out today to explore this spot for the first time, head under rides at Bermuda South and both sides of the wave train. Best rides were a steep charc in from the big eddy about 3-4 waves down the train. Spent a lot of time trying to duplicate one ride that chopped in on the RL side of the train at the 2nd wave and took my head 3-4 feet under the wave troughs for 8-10 seconds and surfaced me next to Bermuda South. Cant wait to see what the 20 year vets pull off here...


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