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Old 05-09-2011   #1
 
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Dolores Update

Dolores Water Conservancy District

Not sure what to think. 500 cfs for 2 days? Wish they could nail down some dates and flows a little better over there. Sounds like we will get something though.

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Ha ha, not as easy as you think. These crazy temperature swings have made it very difficult for us who are in charge of the plumbing. At least most of the snowpack is still up there (so far).
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Do you think they will time the release to coincide with a weekend? LOL...
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Looking to run slickrock to bedrock with the kids over...yes memorial day weekend. I havent been able to find anything about campsites other than they might be hard to come by. We do have the advantage that we will put in on Friday. Anybody have advice, I have never run this river and really want to, crowds or no crowds! Thanks!
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Friday might be better than Saturday if you put in early. Do they not publish the waterproof guide with some camp size info anymore?

The rapids are easy, though I've never been down on less then 1200 cfs. Hopefully you get enough water.
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How long does the water take to get from the dam to the slickrock section? If they release Wed through Friday will there be water in it for this weekend on the slickrock section?
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I'd imagine about a day or less.. You'd be hosed unless in a ducky and w/ hiking boots.
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check it out:
sounds like May 20 or 25 +/- per ranger station today.

http://doloreswater.com/releases.htm
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What speed do ya'll think the first 10 miles of the Bradfield to Pump Station section of the Dolores can be run at? Is 5 mph a reasonable assumption?
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