Optimal Flows for Cheeseman / Elevenmile
Denver Water is planning on draining antero reservoir at the head of their southern delivery system. They are going to do some dam repairs to Antero. Plan is to completely drain the reservoir some time this year. Details aren't there yet... they depend on snowpack, reservoir storage etc.
I have lobbied Denver Water to consider recreational paddling flows as the reservoir is drained, but I would like some feedback from paddlers on what optimum flows are for the Cheeseman and Elevenmile stretches. I have never run either of these, but my memmory is that a range of 300-500 cfs might be a good range of flows.
What flows would you like to see? Whats the prime flow?