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Old 04-05-2012   #1
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Pumphouse dropping ???

I was planning on taking the grandson down Pumphouse in the raft this coming weekend, doing a little camping and trying for a few nice rainbows. I just checked the flows and it has suddenly dropped to the 300s. I see the flow out of Green Mt is being closed off. Any ideas if there will be even a barely adequate flow by Sat, 4/6/12 to make the run, or will we be doing bank fishing?

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Old 04-05-2012   #2
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Green Mountain to Lower Blue dropping

You will probably start to see some increase from natural runoff, but I wouldn't count on much...

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Old 04-05-2012   #3
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Thanks for the link to the Blue. I missed it. Lousy timing for us. Guess we'll be casting from shore.
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Old 04-05-2012   #4
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Actually, I think this latest low flow is due to the cold weather a couple days ago, and the Williams Fork being dropped by over 100 cfs over the past couple days. That drop in the Blue took place last weekend. I know someone who floated Pumphouse to Radium yesterday at just barely over 400 cfs, and only bumped a few rocks. You have to walk your raft back up a long channel after passing the island at the Radium takeout, though - no way to get thru above the island. Not sure what it would be like at current flow of 366.
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