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Old 12-28-2008   #1
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Whats with Arizona River's hitting 20,000cfs?

The Tonto creek and Salt river show a spike up to 20,000 cfs in the past two days and dropping again. Fossil went to 2,000 cfs. Anyone know what is going on with the gage or has there been intense rain or precip? If any of them spike again, who wants to go?

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Old 12-28-2008   #2
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Not abnormal at all. When these big winter storms hammer the Mogollon Rim, the creeks and rivers run huge. Last winter the Salt hit 82,000 sometime in February I think. There always seem to be people ready to rally to run shit when these storms hit.

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Old 12-29-2008   #3
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It rained. But the flows down there are notoriously hard to predict. Your best bet is:

Colorado Basin River Forecast Center - Colorado River, Green River, San Juan River, Eastern Great Basin, Lower Colorado

The snowpack also looks real good:

Basin Snow Water Content Map (numeric) (SNOTEL)

March runoff. More predictable than timing the rainstorms. Call me if you want to plan a trip Josh.
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Old 12-29-2008   #4
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Give me a call too if you're going to be heading down. If I can take time off of school I will.

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Old 12-31-2008   #5
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I'm still planning a President's weekend trip if anyone wants to go...
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Old 12-31-2008   #6
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sounds good 2 me.
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Old 01-01-2009   #7
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There has been some great water early on this season. Last Feb. we put on the Verde at 1100cfs for an 8 day float and for the following three weekends, put in on flows from 1150 to 3600 as the freezeout progressed. The Salt continued to provide a fix into April last year. The best site for Salt and Verde flows is at www.watershedmonitor.com
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Old 01-02-2009   #8
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those drift wood piles on the salt this past spring were epically huge. strainer or giant pile of dead wood, whatever you call them it was cool to look at..

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