Ran two laps with some peeps on Shoshone today- first one at 11:30 AM, probably 4740 cfs. Second one at 1:30- HUGE DIFFERENCE! Tombstone was completely covered- had to be well over 5500 I estimated. Although the gauge for Shosh is up at Dotsero and does not register damn releases (pun intended), I looked at the South Canyon Wave gauge later and saw a spike of probably 1500 cfs. Turns out it was close to 6000 on the second lap.
I have heard that the dam is planning a large release tonight or tomorrow and my question to the boating community is- does anyone know how to get some pre-warning about that sort of dramatic change?
I always scout from the road on the drive in and estimate the level. But does the dam itself have a gauge, or is there a way to hear ahead of time what they are planning?