Originally Posted by Haggard
This reminds me of the dangers of greed taking water from the green river to feed the populations of the front range. The San Juan Sandy wash to Mexican hat was very low last week. Around 700 is sad to see
Isn't that historically near normal for that time of year, post-dam? I think we have normally seen 750-900 cfs for our Thanksgiving float on the Juan. We were actually at less than 650 for the entire float a few weeks back.
Anybody know what the pre-dam autumnal flows were like? I am guessing, as most rivers go, that 700 cfs may be high for such a time of year. Most of the desert rivers drop drastically after August. The Juan at Carracas, just above Navajo, is pushing 225 cfs. The animas @ Farmington is pushing 216 cfs as well. Not many major tributaries after that is there? So that would be about 450 cfs without the dams below those two points. The 2 dams actually seem to push more out then they intake, from initial appearance. Anybody know if that is true?
Dams suck in some ways but most of us in the 4 corners area wouldn't have post-August floats without them from what I understand.