Run river, run
The water in the Boone River topped out at 2,720 cfs (cubic feet per second) on Friday. A flow rate of 1 cfs equals 448.8 gallons per minute. By 3:30 p.m. Saturday, when this photo was taken, Boone’s cfs rate had dropped to 2,300. It was 1,860 at 1 p.m. Sunday, according to the USGS. This photo was taken above the confluence of Lyons, White Fox and Brewer creeks, so it is a relatively calm portrait of the river. The gauge used to measure the flow is 6.02 feet high and is well below the confluences, on the north side of Boone River east of the Highway 17 bridge at Briggs Woods.