Ark flows - Mountain Buzz
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-14-2016   #1
White R. BC
 
ag3dw's Avatar
 
Durango, Colorado
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 319
Ark flows

Parkdale was like 480 the other day. There have been warm days, is it melt or are they moving water? What do the #s look like?

ag3dw is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-14-2016   #2
 
Florence, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2001
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 220
Moving water. Has been this way for a while. Thought SDS had something to do with it and these would be new normal winter levels, but aura said different at planning meeting in canon. Get on if ya can, supposed to be a warm week.
formerflatlander is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2016   #3
 
lmyers's Avatar
 
Buena Vista, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2005
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,766
I'm starting to have a little concern over how much water is getting moved....which isn't unusual for this time of year, but according to AHRA:

Winter Flows
February, 12 2016 Winter Flows are remaining consistent throughout the winter months.

but the long term forecasts I'm seeing don't look promising:

"Right now, I’m confident we’ll see another 3-4 day period of warming temperatures and brilliant sunshine next week, taking us into the beginning of next weekend. Though, mid-range models do agree on another similar system impacting Colorado by roughly Saturday. All indications show this storm feature modified/weakened once again, and perhaps another glancing-blow for the northern zones. There is still quite a bit of time for this scenario to evolve, and it’s not appropriate to go any further into details. So, cross your fingers. Hope for the best. We’ll revisit this next week.

From there, it doesn’t look good folks… But keep in mind, we’re talking about days 10+ in the forecast period. So no matter how bad it looks, any reaction at this point tonight should be curbed (at least a little bit). To summarize, I’m seeing a re-establishment of The Ridge, lack of progression across the northern hemisphere, and cold air confined to the polar regions."

Central & Southern Rockies Ridge Forecast – 02/12/16 | The Barlometer

and the reservoir level at Twin Lakes is now below 110,000 acre feet.... Hopefully it's not drawn down too much before spring weather verifies...

Detail Graph
lmyers is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-15-2016   #4
 
Florence, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2001
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 220
Seems I've been told so many times the entities moving water have nothing to do with rec purposes, fishing or boating. Too bad some want to gamble on March and April snowpack in Jan and Feb.
formerflatlander is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2016   #5
 
lmyers's Avatar
 
Buena Vista, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2005
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,766
Yeah, it has to do with water storage. Essentially, Pueblo Water, Aurora, Colorado Springs and Twin Lakes Canal Company have to evacuate sufficient space in Twin Lakes reservoir for both runoff and expected west slope imports from the Twin Lakes tunnel as well as the Homestake tunnel. Generally they need to have this water moved prior to May 1 and CPW biologist Greg Polisky has recommended they move the water prior to the Brown Trout fry emergence beginning in April. Leaving the winter months as the ideal time to move the water. I would personally like to see them move more water in March and less in January, but if they wait too late there is always the possibility of heavy spring moisture forcing them to move more water later in the spring than the fishing industry would like.
lmyers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2016   #6
Sponsoring Vendors
 
zbaird's Avatar
 
Paddling Since: 1994
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,142
As much as I hate to see them move too much water to early, it has been nice floating in Jan and Feb.

Parkdale is good to go ice wise.
__________________
zach baird
http://raftfix.com
zbaird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2016   #7
 
lmyers's Avatar
 
Buena Vista, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2005
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,766
Quote:
Originally Posted by ag3dw View Post
What do the #s look like?

Numbers are clear and have been getting ran pretty regularly for February...
lmyers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2016   #8
 
Salida, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1986
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 904
Seems like about two straight years now of year-round boatable flows, runnable every month in that time span.
DoStep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2016   #9
 
lmyers's Avatar
 
Buena Vista, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2005
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,766
Ouch... hopefully the pattern changes soon, snowpack is starting to drop quick...

lmyers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2016   #10
 
Denver, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2015
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 46
Anyone want to float/fish the Ark on Saturday? I have never run the Ark on a private trip and would rather do it the first time with someone that has. This is my second season rowing, but I am comfortable on class III stuff. Let me know! I have a 10.5' RMR rigged to fish, or I would be happy to row someone elses.
carloritschl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Tags
ark

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
UPDATE: Flows page updated with EddyFlower Flows Andy R Whitewater Kayaking 41 02-20-2007 10:29 PM
Forecast for Ark Flows this Year... anyone? Nickdanger Whitewater Kayaking 2 05-03-2006 03:09 PM
Huge win for the Upper Ark and Recreational Flows! Mike Harvey Whitewater Kayaking 0 03-24-2006 01:33 PM
Ark flows gh Whitewater Kayaking 10 06-17-2005 03:06 PM
The Ark Flows Clarson Whitewater Kayaking 7 05-06-2005 05:09 PM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.