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Old 01-23-2009   #1
 
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Arkansas Race 1949

This is great, not sure if it's been posted before. 1949 Arkansas race between Salida and Caņon City. Looks like some big friggin water, bigger than 1995? Check out the foot bridges, big water, big balls 1949.


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Pretty cool, that row boat did not stand a chance!
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Some pretty ingenious looking craft.
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The VOLUME!!! Why can't we get consistent years like that anymore???? I remember when i was a kid seeing some big water years like that......that we haven't seen since. Even last year kinda paled in comparison.......
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June 19, 1949...4000 cfs in Salida. A good day to be on the river.
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Because the front range SUCKS!

Seriously, Otero pump station came on line in 67. Ever since then the front range tries to suck as much as they can from the western slope to the eastern slope. That and Turquoise Lake came to be in it's present form in 62 with Sugar Loaf Dam built around that time. Sadly, the big flows are firmly in the past, unless we get a huge year.
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Otero = 160 cfs
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Otero = 160 cfs
Yes, but the flow is regulated so they hold back the water and release it over a longer time period, ensuring they can suck 160 cfs, all day and all night for months on end. Figure it out, it is still a staggering amount of water.
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