the peak i saw last year was 3.1 on the day the 2nd fire lit. i seem to recall they dropped it a bit during the fire.
to the OP, the flow now is pretty much normal. commercial season starts on the permitted date around may 15, which usually coincides with the water starting to come up. within a week or to it's already flowing fairly big. last year was the first i've seen it start so early in my 8 years up there.
the gauge is unfrozen already. and i honestly wouldn't be surprised if it flows early. all depends on the weather.
keep them rain/snow dances goin'. it ain't over just yet!!
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