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Old 10-18-2011   #1
 
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FYI Big Thompson fans

With Pole Hill, Pinewood, and Flatiron under maintenance, it is very likely we will wind up running some water down the Big Thompson Canyon, releasing from Olympus Dam on Lake Estes. After October 28, flows in the canyon could be as high as 350 cfs. They could stay at that level into November.

That's right - Halloween to Thanksgiving class IV-V in Colorado, link to the article below:

Reclamation: Horsetooth and Carter Lake Reservoirs

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I have been waiting for some Fall Big Tommy! Last year we paddled it in November, dress warm. There is also some class III below the lake to the Handicap pull off.
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yeah last year the big T ran most of Nov. sub freezing air temps, ice on the rocks and river sides.... so cold John T had to undo my pfd at the end of the run... = FUN. ....oh yeah and glasses fogging so bad i couldn't see anything.... FUN. Bring it!!!!
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YEEESSSSS!!! this is the news I've been waiting for all fall. Can't wait.
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Hell yeah! Love late season big t.
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Last year we had a pretty healthy 200 cfs release before the main release. The run is a lot less intense at 200-250 than it is at 300+. It was a good warm up for the serious shit. If this pre-release happens again this year, can somebody please email me so I don't miss it?
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SON-OF-A-BEEOTCH

I really hate living in Arkansas now! It's been dry here and NO PADDLING unless you wanna drive 11 hours to the cheeoa
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the cheoah in NC? love that river!
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Yeah in NC. The Big south fork of the cumberland sometimes runs and is like 8 hours...the ocoee is like 9 hours. But NOTHING is running around here.
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I heard the pool at UALR is running...and you can probably scrape down the Cadron.
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