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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #11
 
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Looks like my reply didn't post. Apologies if this is a duplicate...

My notes say 580cfs on the Orodell gauge was the low end of fun for our 14' raft. 600+ is well padded and tons of fun! Of course, it depends on your tolerance for hangups and boat abuse. Also doesn't take in account any changes at Arapahoe. Hope that helps.

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That Arapahoe thing sucks, it is shallower at lower flows in a hard shell, not happy with it.
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We paddled kayaks from Fourmile to the lot at Folsom.

This lot has free parking after 5PM, but likely earn you a ticket earlier, even though it is all but deserted.

The orodell gauge was around 300.

Pretty scrapey throughout, but all runnable. The entry boof at Buttress looks like it will need even more water than previous years to go over. Maybe 600?

There is a new Levy akin the bike path between Broadway and Arapahoe, which took away one ledge, but might provide some cool wave trains at higher water.

Minor rearrangements between there and the high school, then more down by folsom.

Lots of dangling branches that would be a nuisance to rafts, as I haven't pruned this in years and no one else seems to do so.

If you want to take a raft with passengers down through town, I'd recommend a bit of work.

Arapahoe Falls (last whole in the park) was giving up tricks if you knew what to do, as were several other spots below Broadway.

I sure hope we see some days with 600 plus this year.
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Chief how close to spillage??
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I'm sure it's spilling, there's just not enough snow melting fast enough for good flows.
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Just hitting 400. This not quite hot trend may keep it from hitting the high levels we seek.

I don't know how much snows really up there.
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it has been spilling since June 6th.
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