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Super Chute, Avon Descent, 6th August, 2006
River Level: 0.2m at the ti-trees Long Pool gauge

Photos: R. Khorshid
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> Day One Pics: Startline, Northam Weir, Katrine, Finish


Lowest river level on record for the Descent meant some rapids were vastly different, catching many paddlers by surprise. Three lots of troublesome rocks caused chaos at times at Super Chute, but paddlers sorted themselves out, sometimes with the help of the Avon Support Unit which did a great job in keeping paddlers moving! 
Front paddler in what is normally a large hole. 
There's a few notes on some of the larger version of pics which novices may find helpful. Some found this small gap in the rocks after overshooting the turn (blue boat).
Rocks where blue ski is upended caught most longer craft, skis and sit-ons. Typical pile-up  Queued up (Almost) stuffed up
Long time paddlers, Geoff Barr, front, and Warwick Smith in C2.
Skis caught on the second rock.
More manouvrable shorter kayaks had a better time at Super Chute. Stuck at Posselt's Ford 



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