thanks for the correction, we did not have the technology that we have today to get accurate cfs flows, in fact back then we used to dial in to some random river flow number and punch in digits for the river flows or estimate best as we could because the stations did not report. So while you are right on internet facts, I was just going off my memories of what we were told as guides back then. We did not have the luxuries of today, not in equipment, not in flows, not in mindsets.
We could play the game: trust what the Gov't says
or trust what an old dog guide says?
We used the Canon City flow back then I believe because that was what was available.. Or the Canon paper each day? Doesn't really matter I guess, few but some feeder streams come in below Parkdale, but back then it was big shit to run the gorge at those flows anyhow, nobody really did, I never did, although we did some evening floats as guides in a 1940's rubber boat that did not hold shit for air. Those were interesting trips. I just did Parkdale back then. In fact, many companies frowned upon anyone who ran boats during these peak flows.. Most did not for week or so.
Another fun fact, nobody ran the Gorge above 2500-3000 cfs for many years. Not even privates. Some kayakers. But few.
Oh, How times have changed... Glad they have changed...
The point is, get out there and run this stuff as it maybe another 20-30 years till we see these flows again.
as far as cryers, just making a reference to those claiming no one is out there boating this stuff and those telling people to stay at home. On these random forums, not this one FYI.
Water is big, if your skill sets are up for go for it.
1980 Jun. 12, 1980 10.05 7,290
1981 Jun. 07, 1981 6.98 1,680
1982 Jul. 01, 1982 7.94 2,900
1983 Jun. 27, 1983 10.08 6,690
1984 May 26, 1984 9.48 6,120
1985 Jun. 10, 1985 10.06 7,580
1980 Jun. 12, 1980 8.07 5,840
1981 Jun. 09, 1981 4.74 2,110
1982 Jul. 01, 1982 5.58 3,220
1983 Jun. 26, 1983 8.06 6,310
1984 May 25, 1984 7.12 5,430
1985 Jun. 09, 1985 9.13 5,960
1986 Jun. 08, 1986 7.30 4,670
1987 Jun. 10, 1987 7.84 5,950
would like to have seen this:
1921 Aug. 02, 1921 10.70 19,000