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Old 09-30-2012   #1
 
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Black canyon flow info

Not Looking good at all:
With the recent rains, flows in the Gunnison River at the Whitewater gage are well above the September baseflow target of 890 cfs. Short term forecasts predict flows will stay above 1000 cfs while the baseflow target for October drops down to 790 cfs. Considering all this, releases from Crystal Dam will be reduced on Saturday, September 29th, with the intention of maintaining 400 cfs in the Gunnison River through the Black Canyon (down from the current flow of 480 cfs).
In the next couple weeks, decreasing irrigation demands will result in less diversion into the Gunnison Tunnel which may necessitate changes at Crystal Dam. Releases may be reduced further in light of the lower Whitewater gage baseflow target for October if rainfall and tributary flows continue to support flows in the lower mainstem of the Gunnison River.

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Well shit. Thanks for the update anyway.
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.....tube time!!!!.... Or any other pool or pond inflatable device..... Whose in?.... 2days....tuber420 cb
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Old 10-01-2012   #4
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What a bunch of spoiled whiners. I'm going to go run that shit at 300. And I'll be aggressively enjoying it the whole time. There are kids in africa with no water at all.
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Whatever. That run sucks anyway.
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What a bunch of spoiled whiners. I'm going to go run that shit at 300. And I'll be aggressively enjoying it the whole time. There are kids in africa with no water at all.
That logic is sound!

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Gunny Gorge is now down to 300 cfs

Low, but still runnable in small boats
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I'm sort of thinking about putting my money where my mouth is, and making a run this weekend. Hypothetically, would any of you guys be interested? Milo....... that portage might be easy with a playboat.... but just imagine how easy it would be with a deflated pool toy.... think that qualifies as a... "small boat". I'll maybe run safety for you... if you're serious.
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Perfect packrafting flows...
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.... Was talking to my boy last night... He is in search of an inner tube, and is also looking for a BILL's bag.....he says he's gonna make his own hand paddles.... I'm ready.... Maybe next wknd... We're going...... I'll give you a heads up later this week.... I also have the ADVENTURER 200.... A "quality" inflatable sold at "real" hardware stores!!!! Ps I have easy on easy off fins too.....milo420cb
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