The Carroll Cave Stream Flow Project is complete for 2019. The file linked at the bottom of this post contains all of the raw data, the processed data and full year graphs in both PDF and JPG format.
The data shows two major floods in the cave. One was in early May and the other in early June. The May flood reached just over 8 feet in Thunder River at the ladder, with almost 18 feet below Thunder Falls. The June flood reached about 3 feet at the ladder and 13 feet below Thunder Falls.read more
Project manager: Jim Cooley Trip purpose: Privately owned cave surveys Areas of Cave visited: Campground Trip participants: Jim Cooley, Bill Gee, Ken Grush, Seth Colston, Ginny Friedrich Entry Time: 12/20/2019 Exit Time: 12/23/2019
Cooley, Gee and Grush arrived before dark, Colston well after dark on Friday, 12/20. Ginny arrived 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning. We camped for up to three nights. Cooley replaced locks on the road gate and the silo. Both locks are set to the same combination. All the locks were lubed and some penetrating oil was left in the silo for future lock maintenance. read more
Participants – Bill Gee (trip leader)
Permit number 1910-1
This was supposed to be our annual bat census trip where we count bats from the Lunch Room to the Mountain Room. One of the participants dropped out very early Saturday morning, leaving us no time to recruit a replacement.read more
Fredericks, a local family that built our new road, and Danny
Schupbach, a gentleman who provided great assistant during the
construction of the shaft, and two of his friends saw Carroll for the
first time. They made their trip to Thunder Falls, the Carroll
Passage and Angel Pool Passage without a problem. They enjoyed their
trip and were very complementary of our effort. Three other locals
that had planned to participate were not able to make it this year.read more
Dedicated to the study, conservation and preservation of the Carroll Cave watershed.