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Old 12-05-2006   #1
 
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What's up with Royal Gorge Flows?

talk of the gorge on another thread prompted me to check this out:

http://www.dwr.state.co.us/Hydrology...&MTYPE=DISCHRG

anyone know what's up with the spikes up to 4000 cfs?!?!?

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i don't know, but i have seen alot of the gauges doing that like a few weeks ago i saw lake creek at some insane flow of 25000 cfs, i would say that they are testing the gauges but thats just a guess
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My guess would be ice on the sensors.

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Ice has been the cause here in MT. Full moon turns tonight. Get Some
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The spikes are alomst surely due to ice. Whether it be on the gauge or an upstream/nearby and flow/ponding aberation.

If it were a testing thing it would have been removed from the public record before it was reported.

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Ice - makes sense as the spikes appear to be at night. Ice dams freezing and backing up the pool where the gage is, melting in the day.

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Could be frost or ice forming on the sensors at night. That would be my guess too.
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Maybe the gorge is hitting 4000 cfs at night. Midnight boating anyone.
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