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Old 03-23-2017   #1
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North Platte runoff?

So the North Gate gage is claiming 1540, seems likely to just be a malfunction, but does anyone have a visual up there? Are things actually starting to run up on the N.P.? Or pretty froze up still?
Would be a cold one, with potential for ice bridges if it is.

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This is a picture of the putin from Sunday. There is definitely enough water. A friend is running it today, I'll let you know what he says as far as ice goes.
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Awsome! Thank you.
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It's all ice free and ready to go from what I heard back. North Platte usually has two peaks so hit it while its high or you might have to wait till May.
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Ran it today in my kayak with a buddy, everything is clear of ice! Ran it last friday and it was about 4 miles of portaging. Flows today were around 2k I think that ice is really screwing with the gauge.
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Ran it last friday and it was about 4 miles of portaging.
-James
Oh wow!! Thanks for guinie pigging, glad all is well!
Thanks both, can't wait to get up there now
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Any updates on the status of the N. Platte?
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What other updates are you looking for? nomadderwat ran it 3/23 and said it's ice free. It should stay above runnable levels for a while - then (hopefully) get big as peak streamflow occurs late May and into June. If weather is decent this weekend, I'm gonna try to rally a group and run it.
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Sorry, I was pretty vague. Was thinking about trying to drop a raft in at 6-mile and float/fish to Pickaroon. Was wondering if anyone had info on the roads or that stretch of the river. Thanks!
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The road to Pick is probably not gonna be snow free yet, but I'll bet Bennett is fine, or if you have a high clearance 4wd, you might be able to do Prospect road.
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