Channel Depth at the Mouth
Posted on Aug 1st, 2010
Photo Albert Smith, Rio Vista
July 31, 2010. Boats and beach on Wolf Island,
Seas were very calm and the tide was abnormally low (about two feet below normal). The channel went almost straight out and registered 5.5 to 6.5 feet deep until we passed the beach line. Then there was a sand bar and the water never measured less than 3.5 feet deep. Passing the bar, it rapidly dropped off to 11 feet.
Bottom line (so to speak), the recent flood significantly improved the accessibility to the Gulf from the San Bernard for small boats.
Later in the day, the seas picked up, but boats, both small and off-shore types, were able to travel in and out the mouth without any noticeable problems.
--By Bob Bailey and Brownie (his Chocolate Lab)