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Old 06-03-2015   #1
Buena Vista, Colorado
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Buena Vista "Silver Bullet" - New Version of the Boat Chute - Any Info?

Hey Gang, Does anyone have any info on the "Newest Version" of the Silver Bullet (Boat Chute) south of BV as the water comes up?

After being closed most of last year due to the hole at the third drop, I'm just wondering if it is better this year as the water comes up.

As much as I appreciate Joe & the gang at WA for the access at JV, I'd rather be able to put in in BV instead.

Thanx for the info.


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Old 06-03-2015   #2
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Haven't seen it above 1000 yet, but at 800 it flushed nicely. Island height was lowered, eddy at top was expanded and bottom hole was reworked. I am interested to see how it treats people as the water rises as well.

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Old 06-03-2015   #3
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Went down through there at paddlefest, which was definitely no high water. It was a triple drop with swift water between each drop. Each drop got a little more munchy and the last drop was ~4' into the river proper. Not even going to try and predict if the bottom drop will wash out, or just get more munchy.

It appears that as the river comes up, it is going to be challenging to catch the eddy just above the drop for those who want to scout or portage.
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