Posted: Wed Jun 06, 18 2:14 pm (GMT -8)
|A flooding tide would (slightly) counteract the river’s current.|
Depending upon a number of factors, a flood tide will often REVERSE the apparent direction of a river’s flow. Salmon fishermen use this fact all of the time to "point sail" non-motorized or weakly-motorized craft. Ride upriver on the incoming tide, then back down on the ebb.
Dunno if this happens up at Jones, but it certainly does further downstream…
In fact one of the buoys I maintain went adrift a few winters ago, eventually drifting into the mouth of the Columbia during a flood tide and doing a few laps around Young’s Bay, before shooting back out thru the jetties on the following ebb. It finally washed ashore in Westport, but that’s a different story.