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Old 04-01-2016   #1
 
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Rio Grande flows?

Hey all-

I have been eyeing a trip to float lower taos box this weekend. I have heard that the powers that be begin pulling water for irrigation on April 1st. So far, no change in the gauges. Does anyone have some local, up to date info on whether or not flows will hold enough to get a run in on this Sunday, 4/3/16? Our group would be looking to take a raft and a few kayaks down.

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Old 04-01-2016   #2
 
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I was thinking of heading that way this weekend too. I didn't know about the possibility of water getting pulled. I too would love to hear from a local if there will be less water soon...
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This is where the water goes...

https://www.dwr.state.co.us/SurfaceW...&MTYPE=DISCHRG
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Old 04-01-2016   #4
 
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This canal is the perpetrator: (Same as jmack)
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If memory serves, this gauge is a day above the lower box, but below the canal :
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Yep, watch the Lobatos gauge. I would be willing to bet it will drop off in the next 24 hrs... There is a chance you might still be able to catch the lower Box tomorrow before the reduction in flow works it's way downstream.
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Here is it goes:




I wasn't lying when I said it drops off on the 1st Scott...
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we are elfin the poudre and camping up there if anyone wants to join.

we figure on elfin lower narrows and floating filter plant.
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USGS WaterWatch -- Streamflow conditions
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Old 04-04-2016   #9
 
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We went for it and had an awesome weekend in Taos! 2 laps on the racecourse Saturday, and a Lower Box Sunday. Many of us, myself included hadn't paddled here. Shout out to the Taos Diner for breakfast and Orlando's for dinner! Awesome grub! Was hoping to sneak in a UTB also, but the graph doesn't look good.

How far down will the diversion take the flows?


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Just watch. Its dropping today as we buzz
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