April 30, 2013
Ever paddle Escalante, OBJ, the Gunnison Gorge, the Lake Fork, the Uncompahgre, Escalante to Whitewater or any of the other excellent river sections in the Gunnison Basin? If so, we need your input!
American Whitewater (AW) is pleased to announce the launch of our 2013 Gunnison River Basin Flow Survey
We need your help to define flows that support the full range of whitewater boating opportunities for the main stem and tributaries of the Gunnison River in Colorado. This survey is designed so individuals can evaluate flows for each targeted whitewater run. Your feedback will help us describe how flows affect recreation quality, and identify the range of flows necessary to support whitewater recreation experiences, from technical low water to challenging high water trips. The information you provide will help us protect and enhance flows for river-based recreational opportunities.
Your honest participation in this study will help American Whitewater inform future management of the Gunnison River basin, and build support for healthy river flows threatened by drought, development, and management policies. If you are familiar with any sections of river within the Gunnison Basin, your participation is incredibly valuable. Also, please encourage your fellow paddlers to participate in this study. The more responses we get, the more robust our findings will be and the stronger our case for representing paddler interests.
CLICK HERE to take the 2013 Gunnison River Basin Flow Survey
Learn more about AW's Gunnison River Program
, why defining flow needs is so important
and help us continue representing paddler interests all over Colorado and the US by becoming a member
Thank you for your support and participation and feel free to contact me with any questions!
Gunnison River Stewardship Fellow