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Old 04-24-2007   #1
 
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Front range / Denver is set to go off today!

Wow! Gauges are shooting up, radar shows the storm plowing into the denver area, and its ON!

Bear creek is probably gonna run, clear creek is coming up too.

Confluence just hit about 2500 cfs, and its big water surfing at trestle wave now.

Union is primo as well and over a grand.

No matter what your cup of tea is, its on right now. Gather all your warm gear and get it! Yahooooo!

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Old 04-24-2007   #2
 
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BOOYAH. The Bear Creek gauge is vertical. I bet it is 200 by afternoon. The street gutters in Golden are full of running water and it was raining torrentially when I left for work this morning. Today is a good day to call in sick and get a few lunchtime laps in before it starts snowing and freezing ass.
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160 and rising as of 7:45am. Just got back from a visual run and it's brown like the stain in Solomons shorts.

It's been snowing for about an hour just uphill of Golden, but it's melting fast....
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Old 04-24-2007   #4
 
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what guage are you looking at? Eddyflower is not showing this.

is tressel wave near the skatepark?

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Eddyflower does not update fast enough when the gauges are on the rise. I've been using the colorado department of water resources of whatever its called. Click on the flows page on the buzz, and scroll down to the third window. It shows colorado with all of the drainages. Click on a drainage, and is shows pretty much all the gauges for that drainage. On the right side you can narrow it down by river drainage even further. Anyway south platte at denver is over 3000 grand at 8:15 and going straight up!

Trestle wave is the wave under the railroad bridge, its just downstream of the playpark, and its fricking HUGE right now. Playboaters go get it!

I'm saving my arms for bear creek.... 126 cfs at the 9:00am guage update at morrison. It looks like its slowing down a bit, but the rain is still coming and the radar shows more to come.
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Old 04-24-2007   #6
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The gauge link, to the left of the number, reads 120+ ...
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http://waterdata.usgs.gov/co/nwis/uv...cd=00065,00060



161 and rising??!!??!!
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Bear Creek tonight

6 at the takeout. Who's in?
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Bear crk

There will be a delay between the gauge above the lake in evergreen and the gauge in Bear Creek in Morrison, but the upper gauge is a good predictor of what's to come later in the day.....the lake is spillin', so what goes in must come out! Oh wait, there is a lake on bear creek above morrison??? Where is that??

OKay-the gauge Melrose is linking to is below morrison, that is a good gauge, but the gauge typically used is bear creek at morrison:
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Boulder Boating today

If anyone is paddling some class IV (or lower) and doesn't mind swinging by the CU campus to pick up an extra paddler, I'd love to get out on the river.

thanks
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