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Old 03-06-2017   #1
 
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Aug 31st yampa low water question

Picked up an aug 31st yampa (dinasaur) permit without knowing about the river, flows, etc... after looking at the flows that time of year I'm not sure the flows will support 14ft raft float. For those who know the river; With the snow pack this year will the flows stay high that late and is it worth going down late August with rafts?
Any information from folks familiar with the river would be greatly appreciated.

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I did same thing last year and was at about 200cfs by time the August date came around. Min for rafts is about 700cfs and we got call from dino saying don't show up with a raft once it went below that. Talking to the ranger he said at that level (200) expect dragging the canoe about 6 mi in total (not all at once, but accumulating throughout the canyon) until the confluence. We didn't wind up going. August can be prime for monsoons and it can sponge several thousand cfs or more if it gets wet

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