I know this has been brought up before, but I'd like to see how we could get CW and AW to tag team to try and get some recreational releases in colorado. I know colorado water law is crazy and complicated, but I'm sure it could be done to some extent, and its worth a try. Just some thoughts on rivers that would be worthwhile
-South platte - cheesman
-Blue - upper and lower
-South Boulder Creek
-Gunnison - gunny gorge and black canyon
-Ark - they already prop us releases, but there could be improvement.
I talked to Kara Lamb for a while about some of this. My thoughts were that if we shot for a 1 weekend release on a couple of these sections and figured out a way to keep the water around that it could work. If water is being transferred at 250 cfs 24/7 why not crank it to 500 for a 8 hr period, and then scale back to keep the total volume over a couple of days the same?
I know that there are fisherman involved etc, but its worth an effort. Think of a scheduled boatable release for boulder canyon. Nice. What about a late season day on the ark where they bumped it up to 1200cfs for one day or one weekend, and let it trickle at 300 for a couple of days to make up for it, instead of a 600 cfs trickle all week, when not a lot of people can get out there. With success there could be a lot more colorado late season options than gore, shoshone, westwater, or low water ark.
Just a thought. I'd be willing to help, but I'm not sure how. I am a member of CW and AW, so I support both orgs.