Shaw and his four to six crew members plan to pole the boat about 3½ miles, much of it through rapids, to Reedy Creek, a south bank spot where there is truck access. The bateau crew will pick up the materials there and ferry them north to Texas Beach, almost directly across the river. The ferry job probably will take several trips. Then Shaw and his crew will pole the boat back, against the river and its rapids, to Riverside Meadows.
The only catch is that the river needs to be running higher than 4.5 feet (measured at the Westham Gauge) for there to be enough water to maneuver the bateau. Right now the river is at 3.7 feet. The materials transport is scheduled for October 18, but if the river doesn’t come up, it’ll simply be pushed back until there is enough.
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