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Old 06-03-2008   #1
 
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Homestake Ck at 280 cfs (teva)

Was wondering what Homestake is like at 280? I have only watched buddies (and teva games) at 80-130 cfs. Is it gonna be carnage fest for the Teva Games on Thursday? Is it a solid V-V+.

Water will come down a tad wednesday nite (with the cool weather forecasted).

Why is there no Dowd chute paddlecross this year at Teva

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My guess is there will be some hole rides for sure.. I can think of several places on that course that are going to be crazy fun.
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peaks around midnight

Homestake has an incredible daily swing from snowmelt. It is getting close to 300 cfs during it's daily peak (around midnight right now). It is dropping over 100 cfs to a daily low of 100 to 150 cfs around noon/1 PM. The Eddyflower flows do not update very often. It is supposed to be cloudy and cool tonite through Thursday (possible snow above 8000 feet Wed nite and Thurs?). I would not expect Homestake to be over 200 cfs during the race on Thursday. I would predict around 150 cfs probably. But that's just a guess. It's all gonna depend on the weather tomorrow.

There are no events in Dowd Chute this year. I believe it is an effort to keep the majority of the events within the town of Vail. Permitting was not easy task when dealing with the railroad property on river right as well. The railroads have a fairly inflexible no trespassing policy on their right of way, regardless of whether trains are running or not. The Chute is around 8 feet on the gauge today. Above 6.5 feet makes for a very formidable boatercross course.

P.S. I believe that it's been run well over 300 cfs around '95 and '96. Check out Rick Gusic's (Buzzellmania Productions) Team C videos for some highwater Homestake footage (only available on VHS, I think)
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Its great at 300. Everything is padded more, but yes, pushy and stompy as well but managable. Should be a great day with the highest water level ever for this race.

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VHS...its what all my good porn is on. Hobie you're an old timer, you gotta have Debbie Does on vhs. thanks for the replies
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the gauge is about 10 miles upstream so there is a lot more than 150 cfs in it right now, just talked to a buddy who said there was about 250 in it. gonna be a good race.
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Homestake has an incredible daily swing from snowmelt. It is getting close to 300 cfs during it's daily peak (around midnight right now). It is dropping over 100 cfs to a daily low of 100 to 150 cfs around noon/1 PM. The Eddyflower flows do not update very often. It is supposed to be cloudy and cool tonite through Thursday (possible snow above 8000 feet Wed nite and Thurs?). I would not expect Homestake to be over 200 cfs during the race on Thursday. I would predict around 150 cfs probably. But that's just a guess. It's all gonna depend on the weather tomorrow.

There are no events in Dowd Chute this year. I believe it is an effort to keep the majority of the events within the town of Vail. Permitting was not easy task when dealing with the railroad property on river right as well. The railroads have a fairly inflexible no trespassing policy on their right of way, regardless of whether trains are running or not. The Chute is around 8 feet on the gauge today. Above 6.5 feet makes for a very formidable boatercross course.

P.S. I believe that it's been run well over 300 cfs around '95 and '96. Check out Rick Gusic's (Buzzellmania Productions) Team C videos for some highwater Homestake footage (only available on VHS, I think)
i'm still trying to get the town planning girl down cataract. she's a rookie though.
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