there are really fun play waves above town
but youll need to trespass to avoid the long top part
dont trust the gauge reading because a lot of the water comes from the west fork which is below the fun but above the gauge
as for the lower runs
all one need do is look at the miles of barren mud flats on Mcfee to see that it will take some time to have enough water for them to release anything but minimal flows
the kind folks at the Dolores Water Dist. Office have always been very helpful whenever ive called to ask about releases
in the immortal words of Ed Abbey its only a little dam, but damn it, its only a little river
"You're gonna be doin a lot of doobie rolling when youre LIVIN IN A VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER"