That strong current probably was a result of the storms of a couple of days ago. The runoff up in the mountains is probably just now getting to the Ohio. Along with the current came a torrent of trash, too. Plastic, mainly. A long string of trash flowed a few feet off the Ohio shoreline below the mouth of the Guyandotte.
The Ohio was a pinkish brown today, probably from the mud in the storm runoff. Just like last year, we went into June with a brown river instead of a blue one. If the Guyandotte was bringing a heavy mud load to the Ohio, the Kanawha probably is, too, so it may be a few days before we get our summer river.