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Old 07-09-2012   #1
 
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Peak Arkansas Flow... NOW??!!

Did some rains crank up the flows on the Arkansas, or what?
2300 cfs in an instant!
If it were only to last thru the week. Oh well.

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I just drove up from Salida at the end of a long work day and it was dumping up on Centerville hill and at Nathrop....the storm was moving very slow. It is possible that it really is flowing that high.... it also could have blown out the gauge again (happens if the drainage that follows the road to Hecla flows big, makes a sand bar right behind the gauge, pushing the height way up). Watch and see if the water makes it to Salida...if so, there is a good chance of a high water Gorge run in the morning.

back down to 719 at Nathrop now (615pm) must have been a short lived flash....wonder if the whole 2300 will make it down to Parkdale....
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Epic afternoon in Browns Canyon. The water started to rise and change color when we go to Zume. By the time we got to Big Drop it was Chocolate Milk with tons of debris. I am guessing 1200. Hekla boat ramp also flooded and is covered in mud 2 or 3 inches deep.
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Epic afternoon in Browns Canyon. The water started to rise and change color when we go to Zume. By the time we got to Big Drop it was Chocolate Milk with tons of debris. I am guessing 1200. Hekla boat ramp also flooded and is covered in mud 2 or 3 inches deep.
Yep the water was so high that it was coming over the new bridge when you come out of hecla... Not sure if she hit 2300 cfs but above raft ripper it was one big waterfall coming off the river left ridge.. Fair to say it got over 700...

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Just had the session of the year. I have no idea what it was in Salida when I got in but judging by the rocks I look at every day I would guess 1200 at first and dropped from there. The water was more like a debris flow. I got knocked off my board one surf when a log hit my fins. Photos to follow.

JV you predicted the peak based on your belief there was more runoff not some random thunder shower in July. I would call it even...but I'll buy you a beer anyway, coming up tomorrow night, I'll holler....
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JV you predicted the peak based on your belief there was more runoff not some random thunder shower in July.
I agree. I won't welch on anything....there is a 30 rack in your future Jahv, but the peak this season certainly wasn't from snowmelt. However, I did state earlier in the thread I thought there was a good chance we would see a higher peak during monsoon. Regardless, it's nice to have a little more water!

Still flowing over 1000 at Parkdale this morning.
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I live in Crested Butte its about a 2 1/2 hour drive to Canyon. If i leave now (7:00am) does anyone think the bubble will still be flowing through the Gorge when i get there
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I live in Crested Butte its about a 2 1/2 hour drive to Canyon. If i leave now (7:00am) does anyone think the bubble will still be flowing through the Gorge when i get there
Doubtful. It's already on it's way back down. Currently 898 and dropping fast. To get on the bubble you would have to be down there now....although, it will still likely be higher then what it was yesterday...
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Doubtful. It's already on it's way back down. Currently 898 and dropping fast. To get on the bubble you would have to be down there now....although, it will still likely be higher then what it was yesterday...
That's what I wanted to know thanks for the info
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