Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-18-2012   #1
Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1994
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 112
Why Colorado So Brown

Was on the CO surfing the GW Wave yesterday. I know we had tons of rain but was there a mudslide up river. The CO was super brown.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Colorado mudd.JPG
Views:	136
Size:	652.4 KB
ID:	4952  

skideeppow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012   #2
Blade&Shaft's Avatar
Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2008
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 227
I put in a few laps on Sho yesterday, & deep red water (like Moab dirt red) with a nice iron smell to it was coming straight from the Shoshone pumpstation, with the water immediately upstream the normal brown/green color. It was a crazy contrast. Where would that water be coming from? Up above the station (hanging lake area)?? Regardless, cool how the river can change so drastically on a daily basis!

Blade&Shaft is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2012   #3
Plunk your magic twanger!
Gremlin's Avatar
New Castle, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1999
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,106
I drove through the canyon early yesterday and the Colorado was red above Hanging lake. The Eagle was clear above the confluence so it was coming down from Upper Colorado reaches. Later in the day it was red into Glenwood but the Roaring fork was adding enough chocolate milk to negate it by West Glenwood. The day before, the Colorado was chocolatey and the Fork was adding red mud from the Crystal from mudslides near Redstone.

Any moisture is GOOD!
Gremlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012   #4
SummitSurfer's Avatar
Summit County, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2006
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 435
Spoke with a CDOT guy at the Shosone power plant the other day while hot lapping Sho Sho and he told me there was some heavy back country mud slides in that powerplants drainage. The water coming out from the power plant was like night and day compared to upstream!.
SummitSurfer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012   #5
Blade&Shaft's Avatar
Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2008
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 227
Night and day, totally. I thought it looked so viscous me wondering if a swim in that kinda water would bog you down, if the water was heavier??? Almost eeire to watch the much red coming out those pipes!
Blade&Shaft is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brown Bags Be Safe Be Brown caspermike Whitewater Kayaking 4 12-22-2011 11:41 AM
brown what? rivervibe The Eddy 45 12-08-2011 11:02 PM
Team River Runner Wounded Warriors Hit Colorado. Colorado Hits Back. ckspaddler Whitewater Kayaking 5 06-28-2011 10:43 AM
Lost brown rafting paddle on Brown's Canyon wheretheriverflows Lost & Found 0 08-15-2010 10:41 AM
Brown's 6/20 or 6/21? robinj Kayaking | Trip Planner 11 06-19-2009 07:56 PM

» Classified Ads
2 Stohlquist Rocker PFDs

posted by ErikH

Stohlquist Rocker type III PFDs, both size XXL. Looking for...

Wavesport Diesel 60

posted by pattimiller747

Cool colors - purples, black and greys Lightly used two...


posted by jordanfrank7

I am selling my kayak to get ready for the winter season. ...

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:02 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.