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Old 05-22-2011   #1
 
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Warm Springs run 5-8-11

Here's the gopro video of our run thru Warm Spring on the Yampa. We hit the hole and survived!

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Old 05-22-2011   #2
 
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What was the cfs flow?
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Here are the pics from shore. Approach, 2 heads starting to come out from hole, and whole raft leaving hole.
I think it was running around 13,000
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I love the pic of you guys in the hole and you can't see the boat!
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Not to rain on your parade, cause that was a nice run with a nice hit, but that looked way too slow for 13k, so I checked (USGS Real-Time Water Data for USGS 09260050 YAMPA RIVER AT DEERLODGE PARK, CO) and it was 7k and climbing on the 8th - which means you were probably at ~5k, which fits with the 2nd, and larger, hole still being a pour-over right at the end of the clip.

Like I said, nice hit and great pic of nothing but forehead from downstream.
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Here's the gopro video of our run thru Warm Spring on the Yampa. We hit the hole and survived!
Were you intentionally trying to hit the hole...or was this an accident that luckily worked out well? It does not look to be 13k--but I could be wrong--it just looks pretty tame compared to my last trip at a bit higher flow.

Glad it worked out for you.
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I stand corrected - the USGS water flow for Deerlodge Park on 5/8 was at 7000; Yampa near Maybell almost 6000. The 12000 was for Split Mountain.
And YES, we were aiming for the hole after scouting it from shore!
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That sounds right, Lodore is about 4,500, so that would put Warm Springs at right about 7,500 cfs. We were there a week before you, ran Warm springs on 5/4 and it looked about the same as your video. Our launch was at about 5,500 cfs at Deerlodge and rising.

If you were aiming for it, nice run!
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That sounds right, Lodore is about 4,500, so that would put Warm Springs at right about 7,500 cfs. We were there a week before you, ran Warm springs on 5/4 and it looked about the same as your video. Our launch was at about 5,500 cfs at Deerlodge and rising.

If you were aiming for it, nice run!
Just curious what you mean by Lodore is about 4,500, so that would put Warm Springs at right about 7,500 cfs.?

We ran it April 16 at 5k and it looks the same, pourover on the right after Maytag and then a rock not covered on the left. My buddy lined up and hit the hole in a 14' and punched through ok.
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Split Mountain is the sum of Yampa and Lodore (Flaming Gorge release). They are pumping flaming gorge at ~4,500 cfs now. Yampa's last gauge before the confluence is at Deerlodge. So the Split Mountain (or Jensen gauge) is the sum of both Lodore and Yampa flow.

So if Split Mountain was at 12,000 cfs and Flaming Gorge steady release is at 4,500, 12000-4500 = 7.5k left for Yampa.
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