Big Water in Pueblo - Mountain Buzz
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-07-2006   #1
bkp
Butt-boater
 
bkp's Avatar
 
Photographer, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2005
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 229
Big Water in Pueblo

Due to recent heavy rains the Pueblo Whitewater Park is experiencing flows at the 3,000 cfs level! I have already seen vehicles in the parking lot from 3 different states...so bring your boat to town and see the epic water! It may not last so get it while it's ragin'!

-Bryan
Pueblo Paddlers

__________________
"You gotta fight for your right to paddle!"
bkp is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-07-2006   #2
gh
 
pnw, Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 3,408
We had it to ourselves at 6am this morning. It is cooking.
gh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2006   #3
 
GoodTimes's Avatar
 
Eagle, Idaho
Paddling Since: '78
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 795
It's goin' down fast.......better hurry, they must have already closed the gates at the damn (2450, 6pm). Early am play for me.........
GoodTimes is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-09-2006   #4
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 183
OK now the Pueblo park is now back above 3000cfs. This is not to be missed! Giant waves that can surf 4 or 5 at once. Endless potential for play on at least 6 features. It you are in the area you have to go. I drove down from Broomfield for this and is was well worth it.
soylent green is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2006   #5
 
GoodTimes's Avatar
 
Eagle, Idaho
Paddling Since: '78
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 795
SMOKIN'......5300 at 9pm Sunday night......I'm hoping they keep the gates open tomorrow. It goes down FAST when they shut the gates. I was surfing saturday and the next thing I knew, I was high and dry.....whiffing. WIERD!!!
GoodTimes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2006   #6
 
castle rock
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 120
Send a message via AIM to liam dunn
does anyone ever let you know when they close the gates? if i drive there from denver and its down by the time i get there, that would suck
liam dunn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2006   #7
bkp
Butt-boater
 
bkp's Avatar
 
Photographer, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2005
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 229
Big Water again...

No, unfortunately there is no way to know when the releases will happen, how much water will be released and when the gates will be closed. The best way to gauge it is to know that Lake Pueblo is not allowed to store flood waters. So when there is a large rain you will see a day or three of big water. The last time we had big water the paper had the following story explaining the flows. I hope it helps you make your decision.

http://www.chieftain.com/metro/1152252000/2

Btw, we are expecting more rain later today!

-Bryan

PS-Don't forget to bring your appetite for good Mexican food!
__________________
"You gotta fight for your right to paddle!"
bkp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2006   #8
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 113
Could somebody throw up some photos of the Pueblo park at 3K or above?
Thanks a ton
sbratt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2006   #9
gh
 
pnw, Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 3,408
At 3k, there was everything from fast big waves to sticky smiley holes. If you have some big water moves, I dont, get down there and try it.
gh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2006   #10
 
GoodTimes's Avatar
 
Eagle, Idaho
Paddling Since: '78
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 795
I'll be there tonight.......I'm hoping they keep them open for the remainder of today (should with rain in the forecast). I'll snap some photos of the features if the water is still above 2500..... BKP do you have any shots at high flows??
GoodTimes is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Tags
big water

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Rio Pueblo may run also! atom Whitewater Kayaking 4 01-26-2007 10:29 AM
Lost canon camera at pueblo white water park alucard Lost & Found 1 07-20-2006 08:16 PM
pueblo dkrakel Whitewater Kayaking 3 03-03-2006 04:46 PM
Pueblo Water Park tweaking? gh Whitewater Kayaking 2 01-13-2006 01:08 PM
can anyone get someone turn on their water in pueblo ? bula Whitewater Kayaking 5 07-12-2005 09:43 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.