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Old 08-07-2014   #1
 
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Encampment lowest flows to run

Curious what the lowest flows are to run the encampment Upper or Lower sections in hard boat. Is it similar to clear creek where AW calls the bottom at 500cf but we can still run it down to 150? Given the current flow looks to be 77cfs with a AW lowest runnable flow at 300. Thanks

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Nope not the same. 77cfs is DEFINITELY a no go for Encampment and really for just about any run 77cfs is not enough. 300 is even a stretch for Encampment because although at the top where there would be a lot less flow than what the gauge is reading, you might be able to float it at 300, MIGHT, it would take two days to do its full length at those flows.

For Clear Creek 500 should not be the minimum, I'll look into that and have it changed. Probably not to 150 but more like 300 or 250.With CC being roadside it's a lot easier to ELF (extremely low flow) boat it than Encampment, which is a long wilderness run.
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Nope not the same. 77cfs is DEFINITELY a no go for Encampment and really for just about any run 77cfs is not enough.
Ran the upper Gnarrows at 35 CFS and it was fun
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[Quote/] For Clear Creek 500 should not be the minimum, I'll look into that and have it changed. Probably not to 150 but more like 300 or 250.With CC being roadside it's a lot easier to ELF (extremely low flow) boat it than Encampment, which is a long wilderness run.[/QUOTE]


Lower Clear Creek at 124 CFS

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I ran the encampment down to 200 this year and it was a blast took about 9 hrs.

P.s. There is a hike out on river left just after water vally ranch that cuts out a a good amount of flat water. its public access
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For a high water sicko like evan I think 900 is gonna be a little low. For a local with a bad itch 300 is just fine.
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Nope not the same. 77cfs is DEFINITELY a no go for Encampment and really for just about any run 77cfs is not enough. 300 is even a stretch for Encampment because although at the top where there would be a lot less flow than what the gauge is reading, you might be able to float it at 300, MIGHT, it would take two days to do its full length at those flows.

For Clear Creek 500 should not be the minimum, I'll look into that and have it changed. Probably not to 150 but more like 300 or 250.With CC being roadside it's a lot easier to ELF (extremely low flow) boat it than Encampment, which is a long wilderness run.
I was always affraid to ask what ELF meant. THX
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It might not be a fair comparison to compare a two drop roadside run to a 12 mile wilderness run.
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