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Old 09-22-2011   #1
 
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Whats the best site for BC flows?

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Old 09-22-2011   #2
 
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But there aren't very many gauges online...what rivers are you looking at paddling?
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Old 09-22-2011   #4
 
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Just wondering how the rain is affecting them. Everything in the iv-v range. Thought there was a real times flow page for most of the creeks.
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This is the link I use for rivers in BC.
Text Search - Real-time Hydrometric Data - Environment Canada
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For Whistler area, find the graph 'Cheakamus river above Millar Creek' and select primary water level. As of right now the recent rain has doubled the volume on the cheak (2.3 metres on the gauge is relatively low, 2.5 medium and 2.7 and above it gets pushy. I think 2.9 is the highest it's been this season.). It was at 2.25 yesterday, now at 2.76 and rising!

Callaghan, Soo, and Birkenhead will correspond roughly to the gauge on the Cheak, so generally all rivers will have gone from low / boney to at least medium if not high / pushy.
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Sweeeet

thanks for the feedback guys and gals. Looking to boat up there first the first time this weekend. BC!!
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You might also try calpaddle.com its based in Calgary but lots of BC boaters use the board. If the coastal stuff isn't going check out around Revelstoke for a few good runs that should still have water. I can put you in touch with a few boaters there is interested.

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Our flows page has some of the common BC coast range runs listed, as well as lots of runs from across the continent if you're looking for a broad overview of where things are good:

The River Gypsies' Flows Page

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Hey Mike,

For Class IV-V in the Whistler area the Soo, Cheak, and Callaghan will be your best bet...but they are forecasting even more rain in the area--significant amounts that will jack things up even more.

You can check the weather page here:

Squamish, British Columbia - 7 Day Forecast - Environment Canada

There are pretty good runs on the Seymour and Lynn Canyon in North Vancouver if stuff in Squamish/Whistler is too high.

You could also ask the locals about Norrish Creek and other runs out near Chilliwack/Abbotsford.

Have fun up there!
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