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Old 07-15-2010   #1
 
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clear creek @ golden gauge recalibrated

Clear creek at golden was reading in the 250's this week, but the river seemed higher than that. Looks like the water guys did a measurement and upped the flows after the measurement. Looks like it was reading about 75-100 too low. They have already adjusted the flow calculation online to reflect the change.

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I noticed this. Damn I wish I had know that all week.
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We were there yesterday and it felt strange. The eddies for this level seemed stronger then normal and the channels/overall feel seemed shallower and faster? I wonder if the high water this year changed the bottom?
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The high flows definitely did move some rocks around. I don't think there's much difference in the overall character of the run though. I believe the rocks on the Mr. Bill slide shifted slightly and maybe a couple rocks at the top of the narrows below the first drop (not sure though). Also a rock in the left part of the horseshoe on Rigo shifted downstream so that it's not a very uniform horseshoe anymore. I think it makes the left line easier.
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Ian, water powers very strong you have, something few boaters have been able touch. You can predict upcoming flows and sense disturbance in the gauges.

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Yes the rock below narrows entrance shifted. Instead of pushing H2O left it all pours over and forms a sticky hole around 500cfs. It makes a fun boof into the right eddy now.

We paddled BR around 750 this year and it felt a lot bigger. Now I know why. . .

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The high flows definitely did move some rocks around. I don't think there's much difference in the overall character of the run though. I believe the rocks on the Mr. Bill slide shifted slightly and maybe a couple rocks at the top of the narrows below the first drop (not sure though). Also a rock in the left part of the horseshoe on Rigo shifted downstream so that it's not a very uniform horseshoe anymore. I think it makes the left line easier.
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