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Old 06-03-2009   #1
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Upper Blue High water

Anyone know why they're releasing so much water out of Dillon? and what the release timeline might be

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Old 06-03-2009   #2
Stout, Colorado
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upper blue

The lake is full so all the excess water from local creeks tenmile, snake, and upper blue at breck are all spilling into the glory hole and on to the blue below silverthorne.

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Old 06-05-2009   #3
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Get on it while you can. Its a rare and endangered run, especially at these levels. Head up to Dilverthorne now for a kick in the ass run in a beautiful setting. Its also got a very easy shuttle suitable for hitchiking. You may be lucky to run it at 600 cfs in the future.

Be prepared for cold water - its the kind of run where a thermos of hot chocolate or tea would be nice to have along. Watch out for wood, you can scout Boulder Creek Rapid from the road, don't miss the takeout or you're in for a swift flatwater float through private property (its technical rock-dodging but still Class I at lower levels).

Nothing in the world is more yielding and gentle than water. Yet it has no equal for conquering the resistant and tough. The flexible can overcome the unbending; the soft can overcome the hard. - Lao Tse
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Old 06-05-2009   #4
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They just said on the news that Dillon is overflowing and flooding out some nearby condos, and that they can't pump any more water through the Robert's Tunnel because it's "against the law". I bet the Upper @ 1700 is big, but is probably over super quick.
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Old 06-05-2009   #5
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What a shame, more water through Robert's Tunnel would be fantastic. It would get the levels on Bailey back up.

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We rafted the Lower Blue at 1300/1350 and it was like riding a log flume - especially thru the canyon!! Incredible! Have Fun out there!

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