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Old 05-14-2012   #1
Fraser, Colorado
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Low water Deso in a Dory

I have a 7/8 put-in at Sandwash. It's looking like flows on the Green will be fairly low this summer. What's the lowest anyone out there has run a Dory in Deso/Gray? (Successfully!) Thanks!

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Low Water Deso in a Dory

Hi Dude. I've run it down to about 2400cfs in a dory. Most of it was just fine, forgiving and of course not pushy. Couple of trouble spots would be the new Joe Hutch Canyon. It'll be a left run and then some pull-back toward the bottom to miss some rocks there. Also Coal Creek, not the main drop, but afterward, through that boulder garden. If you're on your toes and slow yourself down real good it's doable, but I did get caught on a rock there for not paying close enough attention. But, again, it's low and slow enough not to cause any real damage.

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Most of the rapids shouldn't be a problem but the shallow gravel bars may be. I would guess the river will be below 3k and possibly lower than 2k by then.
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