A few thousand tons of napalm would get clear creek cranking. It would also be a declaration of war or life time imprisonmnet.
Short of that... be patient. Clear creek won't start ramping up until the storms stop rolling through (another one on the way next week) and we get a handful of sunny and warm days that get the high country melting (ie 80's on the plains).
For what its worth, the historical average date that clear creek at golden hits 250 (my general min for blackrock) is May 14th. Seeing that its all of 4 days later than that, its not worth getting your panties in a wad. It will probably be at 1-2 weeks before it really starts ramping up.
For what its worth, I looked at 1983 flows for reference. (I think we have more snow than 83). Back then, peak was ~2300cfs, flows were 1000+ for about a month, and clear creek ran for the entire month of august at 400-500 cfs. hell yeah!
My prediction... late snows and rainfall prime the drainage, early june heatwave brings a massive peak, peak flows of 2500+, 20 lost boats, 30 lost paddles, 15,000 high fives.
Clear creek will be epic this year!
P.S. usgs peak flow measurements show 2370 as the highest peak on record since 1975. Think CRC has a shot with the caption "narrows at 3000".
Whats off? CRC, or usgs measurements? Either way, its huge.