May 18th there will be a float for anyone/everyone here on the middle Gunny between Pleasure Park (near Hotchkiss) and near Austin. . Here's your chance to see up close and personal the improvements to the Relief Ditch diversion that windnot2 has been describing.
Here's the skinny on the float. Scroll down left for info:
Western Slope Conservation Center
The below link takes you to interesting photos of the project:
Gunison Gorge Anglers
and scroll down
There are some cabin accommodations near the takeout at Gunnison River Farms and beds in Paonia, Hotchkiss, and Delta plus camping up at Pleasure Park (near the put-on).
You might even consider floating again on Sunday down to Confluence Park in Delta and checking out the Heartland Dam improvements.
Lots of us owe especially TU, as well as WSCC (Western Slope Conservation Center), John Welfelt and many others (don't have all the names, unfortunately) big thanks for improving these waters. Please give them your support.
The NF Gunny is a much better waterway since 1999. If you could've seen all the junk cars on the banks, junk in the way, and what not and in this stream!!!
Come celebrate! But first, make nice to the snow gods and goddesses. Not only may this help our waters, it will also keep the price of produce, some wines, and beef down. Beer, not so much...yet.