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Old 05-16-2006   #1
Denver, Colorado
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Middle Fork High Flow Questions

I was wondering if anyone has seen the high flow of 2003 on the middle fork. I saw 6 feet in 2002 and it is currently flowing 6.75 feet as of today. I'll be putting in on May 30th and was thinking the flow will be closer to 8-9 feet by that time. My question is what does "Murph's Hole" at mile 1.5 look like and what is the water like immediately after it. Also, what does Velvet falls look like at mile 5.1 and what is the water like immediately after it. Myself and my fellow kayakers aren't too concerned, but I'm trying to know what my gear boats are going to go through if they flip. I know that eddies are scarce and just wanna know how hard it will be to get those gear boats to shore if they do flip. Any insights would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 04-18-2007   #2
Boulder, Colorado
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I was a raft passenger on that May at high flow. I think we were on at 7+ feet. I might be able to hook you up with someone who can help you.

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Old 04-18-2007   #3
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If the middle fork is already at 6.75 then it is almost topped out. They dont have a huge snow pack up there this year, it will be down to 5 feet by then, unless there are some crazy rain storms.

We put on last year on May 28th at about 6.5 feet. The first day was pretty hectic for the raft guys, we did flip one raft in murph's hole. The rafters need to keep an eye out for a big left had turn in the river, if you stay far inside you will sneak right by it. All our rafts went straight through the middle(out of surprise) they all got surfed, but only one flipped. One of our kayakers was paddling into it for some crazy surf. We also flipped a boat at velvet. Good times, I am jealous its the first year in three that we missed out on a permit.
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Old 04-18-2007   #4
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The original post was from last year. It's running 3.10 today
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