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Old 06-23-2009   #1
Buena Vista, Colorado
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New Stick Gauge on Clear Creek (of the Arkansas)

I ran clear creek last night and installed a meter stick under the bridge so that we can have a put-in visual and no longer need to rely on the eddyflower gauge which is several hours downstream. We figured out that the level peaks at the put in around 8:30 pm, so that's when the level will be highest.

In theory, if you put on at 8:30pm, and then look at the eddyflower gauge the next day, what ever the peak flow is reading from the night before is the level you ran it at.

Around 7:00pm last night the level was surging between 9 and 10 inches.

The meter stick is on river left in an eddy under the bridge. Post your visuals and be safe out there.

I know tonight that there is a crew going in to recover a pinned boat right at the end of the first gorge, so be careful and safe and slow because they might have lines going across the river.

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Old 06-24-2009   #2
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Thanks for the new ft guage boys...

I usually use the rock on the river right at the put in just under the bridge. If you can see the undercut on the rock it = too low and if you cant get under the bridge without rolling over it is going to be high.

It will be nice to be able to tell how much water is in there...
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