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Old 08-14-2015   #1
StGeorge, Utah
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Filtering water below Glen Canyon Dam?

I'm taking my son, his girlfreind, and a friend on the Glen Canyon to Lee's Ferry float next week and I'm wondering about water quality. I use Sawyer Squeeze for all my backpacking drinking needs but I'm worried about all the contaminants from Powell that the filters won't remove. Should I try to pack enough drinking water on the back haul, or just filter the river water?

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Old 08-14-2015   #2
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i usually bring enough water for drinking, you can cook/make coffee with raw river water as long as you bring it to a boil...

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Old 08-14-2015   #3
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Colorado R water

Below Lee's Ferry but above the Little Colorado R the water is clear. It is a great trout fishery which tells you a lot about the water quality. I would not hesitate to drink it after going through a filter.
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