Fence Across San Gabriel

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bassackwards
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Fence Across San Gabriel

Post by bassackwards » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:30 am

I noticed that there is a fence across the north fork of the San Gabriel. Does anyone know how far up the fork is considered a navigable waterway? The river alternates narrow sections with pools that probably are 30 feet wide, and the banks are probably at least 30 feet wide in most places. Who could I report the fence to?


Danny S
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Re: Fence Across San Gabriel

Post by Danny S » Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:35 am

I came across that on the Sabinal a few years ago. Some ranchers do this to keep their cattle from "wading" to their escape. I was told the one across the Sabinal was likely for that reason and that people could access the land to go through or under the fence--something like that. I never did that, but that was the story on that fence.

bassackwards
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Re: Fence Across San Gabriel

Post by bassackwards » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:25 am

You probably are right about the purpose of the fences. I found a passage from a book called Texas Whitewater that mentions floating the river from Liberty Hill to Georgetown. It said you could go under the "sweep away fences". That's a pretty good indication that a very long stretch of the river is open to the public.

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