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Crystal gorge flow predictions?

Anyone of you west slippers have any fancy calculations? It looks like its not gonna be in for very long. My guess is 300 by the weekend.

Other question, when is low and high tide in the gorge? I'm not familiar with how far downstream the gauge is.

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How accurate are those things Ian? Seems like its aimin high to me based on the previous 3 day decline, but what do I know.
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Typically fairly accurate. Agree that current actual decline trend looks a tad lower than forecast. I would mentally drop the forecast down to close the gap and extrapolate when you hit the flow window.
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Typically fairly accurate. Agree that current actual decline trend looks a tad lower than forecast. I would mentally drop the forecast down to close the gap and extrapolate when you hit the flow window.
Huh?


What's the flow again when upper gorge is good, but not lower (350?), when both are good (250?), and when the upper sucks but lower is good (200?)?
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Looks like it's getting a little hotter over the next few days, which is probably why they're bending the curve up.
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What's the flow again when upper gorge is good, but not lower (350?), when both are good (250?), and when the upper sucks but lower is good (200?)?
150 is a little too low, but still was fun.
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What's the flow again when upper gorge is good, but not lower (350?), when both are good (250?), and when the upper sucks but lower is good (200?)?
Yeah, that's what I've heard is 350 is ok for both, but game on in the inner. 200 is inner only.
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There isn't a great way to know the flow in the gorge since the gauge is in Redstone. I would certainly guess that late in the season the gorge has more than half of the flow (as opposed to the n.f.).

I did the whole thing at 200 back in '04 or so, and it was great. Now I think that is probably too low for Zute. I haven't spent much time looking at it, but the entrance definitely changed in '10 or '11 such that much more water goes right (a very bad place) and it is hard to hit the preferred line. Ask Rolf. Anyway, I think you need more flow to clear the guard rock and get left on Zute, which will make the rest of the inner pretty stout.

I would look for 300-350 as optimum for the run, but again it is hard to say how much water is actually in there.
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Typically fairly accurate. Agree that current actual decline trend looks a tad lower than forecast. I would mentally drop the forecast down to close the gap and extrapolate when you hit the flow window.
Even a nurse can do it. Looks like it'll be close

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