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Old 07-01-2019   #1
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Lower Blue (below GMR) max safe level?

Hey, wondering if anyone knows how high is too high for the irrigation pipe just above the take out by trough road? a buddy floated it at 1200 and was 10 inches below the thigh bars on the raft, they had to duck. now it’s 1500....seems tight 😬

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Old 07-02-2019   #2
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I have been told 1400cfs is the cut off for fishing rafts. Ran it recently at 1200. At that level its pretty swift, the bugs are vicious on the lower portion/takeout. Fishing was lousy.
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Old 07-03-2019   #3
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Floated it Sunday at 1200, wouldn't risk it above those flows with a fishing frame, we had decent fishing but mosquitoes were awful starting at the ranch and continuing to get worse towards the takeout, they were blood thirsty and relentless.
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Old 07-03-2019   #4
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Check the flow. It's about 2500 right now - 7/3/19
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