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Old 02-22-2007   #1
 
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Black Canyon Flow Levels

Calling all Black Canyon experts i.e. Milo Are these flow levels accurate for the Black Canyon?

- Too Low: 0-300 cfs
- Low: 301-900 cfs
- Medium: 901-2000 cfs
- High: 2001-4000 cfs
- Cranking: 4001+ cfs

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.........flows.......

too low....0-300cfs
low....500-700cfs
med......700-1000cfs
med-high......1000-1250cfs
high......1250-1600ish
BIG /SCAREY...2200-?
UN-RUNNABLE-ISH......3000+(so i've heard)jr420cb
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Thx Milo!

Since the eddyflower flows only list too low, low, med, high, and cranking are you ok with this break down?

too low...0-300
low...500-700
med..700-1250
high...1250-2200
crankin...2200+
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What about the mysterious 300-500cfs range? 200 cfs in the twilight zone?
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oops...good catch...how about these levels?

too low...0-500
low...500-700
med..700-1250
high...1250- 2200
crankin...2200+
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You could say crankin' 2200 - 3000, which implies that anything over 3000 is beyond spooky.
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......solo'd it once at 420cfs in my S-6:190....lots of good drops were pretty much portages.....the waterfall was a sieve.....but the center line does come "in" at about 550-575cfs.....and becomes somewhat clean at about 750cfs(lower chance of piton)......anyhow....i got throttled in a no namer little junk show zone and saved my own ass....was also "freestyled"
in COWBOY.....EJ would have been impressed for sure.....that fukin place is si-ack......i wanna go......jrmfr420CB
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Paulh, sorry for threadjacking but we used to have more gauges for the ark. These were only necessary in the early season before they turn on the parkdale gauge. From what I hear from people that paddled it Wed, it is actually closer to 500. Any chance of adding the other gauge in the early season or all year or maybe just map parkdale to it while it is turned off the winter?
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GH, I changed the Royal Gorge run gauge to use the ARKANSAS RIVER AT CANYON CITY (ARKCANCO) gauge which now displays 515 cfs.

If you would prefer, I can change the Pinnacle Rock run gauge to use this gauge instead of Royal Gorge run. Let me know.
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Actually paulh that looks great. Thank you for researching. I think that will definitely reflect what it is going on. Forget my PM since its says Royal Gorge and the location says Canon City. That is perfect.
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