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Old 12-03-2014   #11
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They don't even have an indoor swimming pool....
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Old 12-10-2014   #12
 
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It seems to need another source to test the truth of this story
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Old 12-11-2014   #13
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Montrose Whitewater Park

Montrose to Open Colorado's Largest Whitewater Park
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Old 12-11-2014   #14
 
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Is this park going to have any water? The daily statistics for the nearest 2 gauges on the Uncompagre don't look too promising:

USGS Surface Water data for Colorado: USGS Surface-Water Daily Statistics

USGS Surface Water data for Colorado: USGS Surface-Water Daily Statistics
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Old 12-11-2014   #15
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The Uncompahgre in Montrose carries a bunch of irrigation water through town, so the flows are almost always at a good floatable level through the whole boating season.

Unfortunately there's not a good river gauge to accurately reflect the flows through town. Consistent flows are provided by Ridgway Reservoir and the Gunnison Tunnel.
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Old 12-11-2014   #16
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Is this park going to have any water? The daily statistics for the nearest 2 gauges on the Uncompagre don't look too promising:

USGS Surface Water data for Colorado: USGS Surface-Water Daily Statistics

USGS Surface Water data for Colorado: USGS Surface-Water Daily Statistics
edit: 205'd by Senior Franz. HI EDD!

The Unc in this stretch is basically an irrigation ditch. This data is a bit misleading as the flows change based on how many corn farmers in Delta call for water.

For an unbelieveably long time in 2014, there was more water in the Unc than in the Gunny. Between the two gages you reference, there is quite a bit dumping into the Unc via the Gunnison Tunnel and then being diverted for irrigation before Delta.

I'm no water expert but I've been fishing this stretch for over a decade and most years I have been disappointed by the high flow thru town.
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Is this park going to have any water? The daily statistics for the nearest 2 gauges on the Uncompagre don't look too promising:

USGS Surface Water data for Colorado: USGS Surface-Water Daily Statistics

USGS Surface Water data for Colorado: USGS Surface-Water Daily Statistics

The Unc is a small river for sure, but the Colona guage is above the inflow from the South Canal and the Delta guage is below several big diversions.
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Old 12-11-2014   #18
 
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Well you guys at least sound like you know what your talking about. I'm moving to Montrose!
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Old 12-11-2014   #19
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Nice

I'm stoked that Montrose is getting a park. Now first step is to name one of the features the M-wave.

How does having six features make it the largest in the state? Golden, Boulder and The South Platte all have more features. South Platte has 14.5 miles of made park features. With two parks one at Union and one at Confluence Park.
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Went over the other day to scope the progress on the park.

Looks GREAT! First two features are complete (though I'm sure there is plenty of bank stabilization and such yet to be completed). Though shallow, both are definitely surfable at whatever low level the rio is at now. And both look well engineered / executed for the expected flows.

Work is in progress on #3 & 4.

The whole project is looking great, and seems to be moving right along!
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