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Old 04-16-2017   #11
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The difference between the Gunnison at GJ gauge and the Gunnison at Delta is around 1300 cfs. I am taking the difference from the peak flow of each day which doesn't occur at the same time of day. It's been pretty warm lately and I would guess it is staying above freezing at night at the headwaters.


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I use the snow water equivalent measurement, which ought to be more useful. I looked back at my notes - it's all guesswork, but I have that a daily ~-1.0 change in SWE equates to a low flow in Escalante. That's about what it is now, so my best guess is runnable but low this weekend.

columbine snowpack is melting rapidly these days, and the snow water equivalent is rising pretty darn fast, currently at something like 52% right now:
409 - Columbine Pass Snow History | Snoflo

You can sorta correlate the snowpack melt to the streamflow rise:
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Old 04-16-2017   #13
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Is anyone interested in paddling Escalante on Tuesday, 4/18?


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From today. 3-4 inches higher on the bank than my run down on March 25. Didn't make it up to the fin, but I bet it's running decent.
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I just saw some cell phone footage of guys running it on Sunday. It looked low-medium.
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These were taken Sunday at about 2pm. High side of medium flow i would say.

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If anyone is heading in, give me ~half a day notice and I'll join you.
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Good to go

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Photo taken 4/22 in the evening. Roughly the same level on Sunday.

Pardon my ignorance, but this was my first escalante trip. Is the fin the gray rock on the left, or is it under water in this photo? It was definitely fun, but it felt pretty low to me.
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Old 04-25-2017   #20
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Others might not agree, but I'd call that level the high side of medium. You caught it at a great level.


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