Denver Water turned down the tunnel to ~170 cfs today after demand for water lowered after the spring storm. Denver water expects the tunnel flows to go up as the weather warms up, so keep an eye on the gauges.
The grant gauge is more accurate than the bailey gauge in my opinion. I would check it to see what tunnel plus natural flow is doing.
Also, the landowners at the old put in at the farmers union / rawhide flyfishing by the culvert bridge have asked paddlers not to park or launch there. A new parking lot was built right next (to the left of) the ATF liquor store in Bailey. Its a big lot and it has bathrooms, although they weren't open yet for the season last weekend. Please launch in Bailey and park at the new parking lot. The new parking lot will keep you a little further away from the grouchy feed store owner too.
As always... please respect 4 falls landowners. Do not piss in front of landowners, if you do have to go, go in the river so no one can smell your business, don't leave any trash and pick some up if you see it, be courteous to the landowners if you run into them, and be discrete when portaging or scouting at 4 falls.
Have a great Bailey season... its probably going to be a low water year savior.
Bailey Fest is Aug 10-12, so there is at least one bright spot on the calendar for a low water year. Hope to see you all there.