Rio Chama at 2500 cfs
We have a permit to run Rio Chama below El Vado Reservoir next week, when flows are expected to be 2500 cfs. (Quite a bit more than we were expecting.)
Generally, I understand that this section of the Chama is pretty easy-going. But we've never run this section in the past and are planning to bring along two children, 4 & 5yo. My husband and I are experienced boaters, and we brought the kids down the San Juan last year.
My primary questions at these 2500 flows include:
- What's the character of the river at this level?
- Anything (rapids, holes, etc.) we should be aware of, including on the day stretch below the Monastery?
- Assuming all is ok from the questions above, do you think we'd be fine bringing kids on the river assuming we have designated swimmers for each?
Any input is greatly appreciated; thanks!