I ran down to the park tonight after reading we were at 750 in Granite. Took some footage of each feature and threw this together. Kinda dark when I was filming it was close to 8 pm
I think the BV River Park will be good this year. LoDo is reshaping as the water comes up. Looks much better at 750 cfs than it did at lower flows. Downtown looks just like last year. Fun and easy at this flow, great for surfing spinning, looping, etc at slow speeds. Staircase is awesome as always. Tons of great use going on there now daily. People are having a blast at the Staicase. The Uptown Hole is improving in shape with more flows, and is actually looking better with more water on it. Last year it was not usable by anyone ( well most ) and it is very inviting now.
The other day I was with 9 paddlers who had a blast in all the features. LoDo was not in yet, but they really enjoyed the other 3 features. With LoDo on the return at higher flows ( 750 plus) , a softer upper wave ( uptown ) and the improvements at the Silver Bullet Dam just below BV, I think 2011 may be great for both our river park and our town.
Let's keep a watchful eye on things as flows change here in the spring. Just FYI, flows will bounce up and down in the next 2 weeks so things may look different when you come to paddle.
We are committed to making the park the best it can be for years to come. If alterations need to be made after this summer they will get done to make it even better for 2012.
Here is the clip, it goes from the top ( Uptown ) and finishes at the bottom ( LoDo ) so it shows all 4 features.