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Old 08-28-2008   #1
 
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Big T and Lower Blue

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The 800+ cfs will continue in the Lower Blue all through the weekend. But I was WRONG about the Big T!

Tonight, we will drop the Big T down below the 280 cfs mark. I had thought the change wouldn't happen until Friday night, but I was wrong. If I talked to you earlier today and told you Saturday, I apologize! This stuff changes on me from time to time!

So, 860 cfs in the Lower Blue for the holiday weekend.
255, or so, for the Big T.

As always, feel free to call or e-mail me with questions.

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Kara

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Thanks for posting the info, Kara. However, this is very bad news for commercial rafting in Gore Canyon.
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1500 too much for gore commercials?
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Thanks for posting the info, Kara. However, this is very bad news for commercial rafting in Gore Canyon.
but excellent news for private kayaking, as well as rafting below.

Thanks Kara.
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Kara, what are the chances of another dump down the Big T? That is an all time favorite run and would love to know if there are any plans to bump it up to 400+ by the end of the year..

Here is a question for you Kara... Do you think there is any ability for American Whitewater to negotiate a recreational release schedule with those that make Big T descisions? What I mean here is that AW has been super succesful all over the US in working with water boards to establish water releases that work for those looking for it's recreational aspects. A good example of this is not running avg flows (let's say 200cfs) 24 hours a day, but rather lower flows during the week, and then blowing out good levels on a weekend for example?

What are your thoughts from the inside?
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Here is a question for you Kara... Do you think there is any ability for American Whitewater to negotiate a recreational release schedule with those that make Big T descisions? What I mean here is that AW has been super succesful all over the US in working with water boards to establish water releases that work for those looking for it's recreational aspects. A good example of this is not running avg flows (let's say 200cfs) 24 hours a day, but rather lower flows during the week, and then blowing out good levels on a weekend for example?

What are your thoughts from the inside?
Related to that Kara, is there any way that decision makers at the BOR could make adjustments to flows on the Big T with consideration that 250 cfs is too low for kayaking but 300 cfs is enough? Is recreation one of the factors for determining how much water is to be released on the Big Thompson?
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