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Old 09-14-2009   #1
Evergreen, Colorado
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Bailey low water record?

Anyone know what the current low water run down bailey is? Couple of us ran it yesterday when the flow decided to drop from 203 to 102 in a matter of 30 mins to an hour. 203 is low but doable where 102 was almost unbearable.

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Old 09-14-2009   #2
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I'm proud to say it was my virgin bailey run and not knowing what I'm missing, and granted I am from the ever boney east coast, It was still pretty and the drops were still entertaining, thanks Nick and Andy for showing me down, pumped to get back there at prime flows. By the way for anyone looking to scratch up a newer boat quickly 102 is prime, my punk rocker looks used now, and my shitty AT survived another mank run as I wait for it to break!

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Old 09-14-2009   #3
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I think you broke my record. One time it dropped on me from 200 (already too low) to 149, which was pretty much unbearable so I can only imagine 102. That was a long time ago (maybe the '02 drought year when Bailey was the only thing running all season) and as long as I was boating I was cool with it, so for it to be unbearable then I don't know what I'd be thinking now. That's why I only go now if it is over 500. Then if it drops it's probably still gonna be good.

I think 230 is a good bottom of the bottom, as low as I would ever go for me. And that's jonsin' in the off season with a hall pass from the wifey.
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Old 09-15-2009   #4
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We unwittingly floated it at 175 (after looking at the wrong gauge). It sucked but it all went fine really...

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Did the whole run at 126 cfs. Still don't know why.
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