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Lowell / Syringa News: Is the water level too high in Paradise?

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Steve Ryan and Rick Moore of Lowell won the bass tournaments at Dworshack Reservoir recently.


Contributed photo Steve Ryan and Rick Moore of Lowell won the bass tournaments at Dworshack Reservoir recently.



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Marie Smith 926-4430 intheloft2005@hotmail.com

The Mighty Lochsa is raging, right at six feet this morning and all last weekend on the gauge crossing the base of the Lochsa River at the Selway River Road. It’s perfect for whitewater boaters, very fun rapids, everyone has a good time between four and six feet. Be ready, wear the proper gear, have some partners with you, try to stay in your boat!

The Upper Selway, 87 miles northeast of Lowell at the river put in, called Paradise, is right on the edge of “should we go, or if it comes up another foot while we’re on it, will it be too high?” That is the big question for private boaters right this minute. They are scratching their heads and trying to build up some courage.

It’s an exciting time upriver with birthday parties: Ray Kimble turned 40, Marlee Engledow is sweet 16, and they each celebrated in their own way.

Steve Ryan and Rick Moore, both of Lowell, won the Bass Tournament at Dworshak Reservoir and caught some fine looking fish!

Some cowboys from Burley, Idaho, pulled in last week for a couple cabins, last name Jones, eight mule skinners, eight mules, said, “We’ve been comin’ here for 50 years, what happened to the corrals and house up the Selway Road at Coolwater Ranch.” They must have skipped a few years, maybe 10 or 15, because that was torn to the ground in the ’90s. Anyway, off they went next morning after some black bears up Fog Mountain Road!

Quote from 3-1/2 year old Mr. Max: “Gramma, Gramma, I have a beaver, feel my head.” Oh, yes, Max, but it’s called a fever, with an F. “Yes, I know, but we don’t use the F Word!”



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