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Old 04-12-2010   #11
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This is based on past years Embudo notes. Give or take some CFS, this is a rough estimate and this is after the ditches are all on, so there will be a bit more water in the actual canyon...

130cfs = 2.8ft
180cfs = 3.0ft
220cfs = 3.1ft
275cfs = 3.2ft
325cfs = 3.3ft
400cfs = 3.4ft

If folks are in the area and check the visual gauge, it has slumped into the river a couple inches. So if it says 3.5ft, it probably is really 3.4ft....etc...

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^^^ might compare the box at seivy flows to the meadow, based only on reputation because I never had a chance to run the lower meadow. But the run is IV+ to V with scary, real consequences on all of the named rapids for a missed line. It's not a relaxing warm-up run at any flow and if you're not a solid V paddler you may be pretty gripped with the seive action. But it is a beautiful gorge, the rock is polished mostly (but holey), and the rapids are interesting and challenging.

BTW, Ian, I think the USGS gauge for the 'Budo is accurate as to cfs, but the gauge height is way off from the old 3'-4' scale. Maybe Atom will chime in on what the current "old" gauge height is. But I think that the 300 cfs range was around the low 3.x range, 500ish was around 3.5, and 700ish was around 3.8. That's really rough based on memory, but my guess is that the drive wouldn't be worth it for most until the daily average is above 275 cfs or so.

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Old 04-13-2010   #12
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Definitely don`t like to hike in and out to paddle seivy IV+ rapids!

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Looks like the Embudo is at 300 or so today, so that = good medium level?
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I will be in Taos for the next 2 weeks or so, looking to boat everything and anything running hit me up 970-846-0896 Chris Baer

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