the Big Thompson as we knew it
Is now gone.
I drove up today to have a look, and wow, it has changed.
I am starting this thread for other peoples opinions of rapids and rock deposits. It looks like a lot of big rocks have turned over and might cause undercuts at flows of 300 and up. Mostly above and below Drake.
The gnar is all new, with the exception of the mini gorge above big daddy #2, it looks like every rapid was scoured. Garbage disposal now pours into a tunnel of rocks on the right side. Big daddy #2 blew out on the right and the trout pool on river left above BD2 looks like it will have a nice falls into it, but not an easy one.
The whole wall on river right above GD slid into the river, and deposited on the right side for the next 1/4 mile.
The surprise sieve above the mini gorge washed out, so at least there is not a portage anymore.
It will be nice to see with some water in it next spring.
ps. both the dams blew out as well. they are fixing them both. the 10'er is dry and almost fixed.
The 30' slide dam below the main section blew out on the right. they are fixing it now, but could probably be hucked after 5pm on weekdays or anytime sat, sun.
I didnt get to see the pool, it prob lands on rocks anyway, but it was the only thing that looked like it went at 25cfs.