Jeff Taylor announced the batteaux as they began their 8 day journey to Maiden’s Landing, near Richmond, VA.
There was a good water release from Rusens Dam, just up-river from Lynchburg. The batteau left at 11:00 am and shortly thereafter Jeff Taylor and I noticed the grass laying down beside the island. This showed that the water was already starting to drop. I mentioned this to three batteaux still trying to get ready that they better hurry up and leave since the release was already past Percivals. They finished getting ready and off they went.