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Gates of Lodore High Water

Hey Folks.

A group of us are putting on the Gates of Lodore on 6/17. The dam operators are conducting a fish study and the flows are projected to be in the 5000-8000 cfs on the upper section and around 15000-20000 once the Yampa kicks in as the fish study has been extended due to cool temps and late melt.

Permit holder was asking if the camps are washed out at these levels. Not knowing I thought I would throw that question to the buzzards.

We are camping at Pot Creek 1, Limestone, Jones Hole 1, and the Cove.

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Only the Cove - water will cover the little "beach" below the sign but plenty of room on the bench above. All others should be fine, Limestone you won't have to carry over the little bluff.
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Thanks for the quick reply B4. Cannot wait to see the Gates at high water!!!!!
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Where did you find that information at? Last I read it said it was a 7 day flush, about 7 days ago. We have a launch on the 19th. Been trying to figure out what they are going to do. Thanks.
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Permit holder called the dam operators for flaming gorge an hour ago. He also just spoke w/the ranger office and they assured us all of the campsites will be fine.
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I'd be more concerned about the caterpillars at Jones 1. They will be all over and pooping all over your kitchen. Weirdest damn thing I've ever seen
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Be prepared for mosquitoes. Most mozzy's I've seen in ages was on my last high water Lodore trip. Especially after the confluence.
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Be prepared for mosquitoes. Most mozzy's I've seen in ages was on my last high water Lodore trip. Especially after the confluence.

No mosquitoes as of 6/9, we even camped at Bug Island.
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FYI Saw a friend today as he was getting off the Yampa & he said it was crazy big. Made it from Jones Hole to Split Mountain today averaging ~6 mph. Thatís normally a big push.
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If the water level isn't as expected and might change from higher to lower levels or lower to higher levels. When you wake up in the morning you could discover you boats 20 to 30 feet from the river, well beached or if the river rises you could discover your boats floating 10 to 15 feet from shore. So just make sure the bow line's are securely tied off, nothing worse than finding, your one or two boats short while your drinking your morning coffee. I have experienced some extreme changes in water level on both Yampa and Gates of Lodore over night.
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