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Old 04-19-2006   #1
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Is Boulder creel really at 1700?

what would that be like?

will they let people on it?


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Old 04-19-2006   #2
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The authorities start getting paranoid around 600-700 ,as soon as some tuber has to be saved they threaten to shut er' down making some exceptions for kayakers.They watched us gear up and then told us we couldn't go at 800-900 ,then they found a dude that was feared drowned and let us go. The whole effect was to get you all scared then when we ran it was easy,that was the park and town .The canyon would have to be way pushy at 1700.

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Old 04-19-2006   #3
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i think they close it to single chamber inflatables.
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Old 04-19-2006   #4
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I think that the guage is jacked up. Maybe it is adding a zero or something like that. I called boulder outdoor center and he said that when he drove by today it looked normal.

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Old 04-19-2006   #5
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orodell reporting 70cfs

75th gauge IS whacked.
there is NOT 1540 cfs in middle boulder at 75th
visual confirmed
and orodell gauge confirms 70cfs is the boat scraping level
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Old 04-19-2006   #6
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We ran it at 1000 in 2003. There was lots of carnage at 600 - 800. No one else on the creek the morning we got on it at 1000. The play park went from easy III to -IV/(IV) (the old widowmaker had a boil line out 30 ft and the hole was sticky as shit). I walked the Widowmaker. I bet any higher than 100 the top is a flush. It was scary with the brush on the bank but fun as shit.
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Old 04-19-2006   #7
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Okay, I'm going to be a dick, that's a retarded question.

Two things get people's panties wet for no reason: ice on gauges telling you that Byers canyon has 2,000 cfs in January and sticks in gauges that tell you Boulder creek is running 1,500 in mid-April. Anytime its the off season, or just too good to be true, click on the gauge and see if the flow looks at all natural. If the rise isn't a smooth curve, then it's a equipment error.

The only time this rule does not apply is dam/tunnel releases, and even then it's within reason and they'll step up the flow in increments so as not to blast all the gravel beds to Kansas.
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Old 04-19-2006   #8
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well....unless youre at Lake Creek. then they just let er rip.

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