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Sandy River: Zigzag to Marmot Bridge Professional Review and Guide
"The river flows through a broad valley with an almost constant gradient. The sandy bottom gives the river its name, and the boulders give the river its rapids. Areas without boulders form fast-moving pools. The dynamic nature of this type of riverbed makes describing individual rapids pointless. Each minor flood changes the rapids somewhat and may change the locations of deep channels and the best paddling routes. A major flood may completely change the river. The most difficult rapids are at the top of the run where the river is steepest."
--Pete Giordano & the Willamette Kayak and Canoe Club, Soggy Sneakers: A Paddler's Guide to Oregon's Rivers (The Mountaineers Books).
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