Two words about the SE: "tropical storms."
NOT that I wouldn't trade my first-born for a free pass to CO, but occasionally, the water here does make up for it (aside from the fact half our rivers are
eaten up with chemicals and pesticides, have dangerous pH levels that won't support life, and dioxin levels that'll impact plant and animal life for the next 200 years).
After the tropical storm that made landfall in GA and NC last Wed/ Thu, we spent the weekend chasing water... ended up at the Nolichucky Gorge, with flows of 6000 cfs Thu/ Fri, 4000 Fri/ Sat, and 2500 Sat/ Sun. Had more fun this weekend than I did most of the season! Plus (not that you CO boaters worry about this much), high water levels = significant decrease in the amount of plastic you end up sacrificing to the rocks and river gods.
Hope you guys have a blast on all the fresh powder coming down out there: I may still be running rivers here, but I'm still jealous!