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Old 05-05-2011   #1
 
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High Water thru Lodore?

they are releasing from Flaming Gorge Res right now to the tune of 10,000cfs. does anyone have experience floating Lodore at these levels (rapids wash out/get bigger?)

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Dave, there's some talk about that here:

https://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...ter-36148.html

My understanding (I could be wrong) is that this is only the second time the canyon has seen these flows since the dam was built. Last time was in '83.
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The Bureau of Rec is releasing 9000 right now because the dam is 84% full and the run off above the dam hasn't even begun. This level will remain 9000 until they feel the reservoir level is safe for inflow. Then they will go to 4600 until the Yampa peaks and remain at that level for a few weeks. We're being told by BOR that the Green will be around 2000 all year.
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melmorr, we may see high flows for longer than that. From the BOR:

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Releases are anticipated to remain at full outlet works (~8,400-8,600 cfs) until the spring peak of the Yampa River occurs or otherwise communication is received.
Check it here:
Bureau of Reclamation - Upper Colorado Region Water Operations: Current Status: Flaming Gorge Reservoir
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Yeah, at high water, hit the middle, don't go left....for real.
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As of yesterday they closed the overflow at Flaming Gorge so the release is 4600cfs thru Lodore from now until the Yampa peaks or the gov't changes their mind. I have a May 31 launch and am glad that it will not be running at 9K cfs......
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Don't get too sure about those flows yet Slim....seems like they DO keep changing their minds, but we're launching on the 29th, and as much as I'd love to see that 4600cfs, I'm guessing we're either going to be at 2k or 9k, depending on whether the Yampa has peaked yet. Keep your eyes on this page - sounds like they've got another meeting tomorrow.
Bureau of Reclamation - Upper Colorado Region Water Operations: Current Status: Flaming Gorge Reservoir
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Just curious, why is the release from Flaming Gorge dependent on the Yampa peak?
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