A New prospective for runoff prognostication. Salt to more norther rivers. - Mountain Buzz

Go Back   Mountain Buzz > Whitewater Boating > Whitewater Rafting

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-08-2019   #1
GeoRon's Avatar
Golden, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1974
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 1,061
A New prospective for runoff prognostication. Salt to more norther rivers.

Under construction is this new graphic for visualizing river runoff of the western USA.

FOR OUR FAVORITE RIVERS, presented in the attachment is the BEST/CURRENT forecast of river runoff that the United States NOAA National Weather Service River Forecast Centers(Colorado Basin)(CBRFC) can offer using all available resources FOR THE NEXT TEN DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The NOAA "model" forecasts a future flow based upon many parameters. The most significant parameters are plotted in this graphic representing geographically weather conditions across a broad expanse of the western USA.

The most significant parameters of the NOAA model are regional precipitation(blue), regional temperatures(red), regional freezing elevation(purple) and resulting runoff cfs(black/gray). There are lessor significant parameters for future consideration.

I'm truly amazed at how the attached graphic translates from local/regional forecasting weather forecasts. In other words, there is a direct translation geographically of short and long term weather forecasts into geographic runoff predictions. Naturally, as expected, but visually stunning. This will become more obvious.
Attached Files
File Type: pdf Down RIver Forecast.pdf (243.6 KB, 130 views)

GeoRon is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 03-09-2019   #2
Dave Frank's Avatar
Boulder, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1995
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,827
Neat. Where do I find other stations?

(seven two 0)-298-2242
Dave Frank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2019   #3
GeoRon's Avatar
Golden, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1974
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 1,061
Which ones ya looking for?

Unfortunately, the National Weather Service doesn't do forecasting for all gages and only the Colorado Basin River Forecast Center presents their data in such a way that I can poach and produce these detailed graphs.

Personally, my favorite and I think the easiest way to access the most commonly queried forecast hydrographs is via the following hyperlink:


I suggest clicking on both the Flow Report and Flow Report Summary.

In column 34 for most rows is the symbol "3" which will link you directly to the forecast hydrograph for that river.
GeoRon is offline   Reply With Quote

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
massive early runoff setting record flows for southwest colorado rivers gunnerman Boaters Forum | General Boating Topics 13 03-24-2017 05:35 PM
Salt river runoff rogi Whitewater Kayaking 28 04-07-2013 01:26 PM
I need some prospective, and fast. Climbingfool Whitewater Kayaking 2 11-13-2011 05:38 PM
Prospective CU Student Riverhog Whitewater Kayaking 10 04-26-2010 01:20 PM
runoff!!! DanOrion Whitewater Kayaking 7 04-13-2005 10:43 AM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:51 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.