Originally Posted by Wang
What CFS do they close Browns to commercial rafters?
In 1995 when the river was high, the peak was 6,200, Browns Canyon never did officially close. Although some companies did choose to stop running it for a few days around the peak, about 5,500 and up. The company I worked for choose not to run it then, though all of the guides were more comfortable on Browns than on the section we ran instead. The USGS data is a mean daily flow, so it is not going to show the daily peak, just an averaged value. That year there were two peaks both above 6,000. Browns Canyon will not reach this level this year. Anything over 3,000 is a blast, have fun.