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Old 05-10-2006   #1
Denver, Colorado
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Dowd Chute Question

How is Dowd at current levels? Any stick gauge readings so I can understand how that correlated to the online gauges? Thinking of heading up there this weekend.


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Old 05-10-2006   #2
e-town, Colorado
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2 and 3/4 last night and should be rising right now, fun level, not too big. people have been on it every night!

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Old 05-10-2006   #3
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I'm wondering about this as well, as I don't think I've ever sorted out what's what on the Dowd gauges. The phateye page has 3 gauges:
Eagle below Gypsum, Eagle at Avon, Eagle Dowd Chutes. Does the river level gauge on the bridge correlate exactly to any of these? If so, does anyone know the ft gauge to cfs conversion?

Also, are inflows fairly consistent between stations. I have it in my head that I did this run around 2300 on the Gypsum gauge last year and am wondering what that correlates to on the bridge gauge. Can I just substract a constant to figure out the likely reading on the upper gauges or does it vary widely?

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Old 05-10-2006   #4
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There is nothing that correlates to the stick gauge in the chute. 2300 at gypsum is 1800 at the Avon WWTP....this is approximately 4.5 ft on the dowd stick....and the point where it starts to pump. I have grabbed #'s and compared them for years now (stick versus Avon WWTP).
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