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Old 3 Days Ago   #1
 
Denver, Colorado
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San Juan 6/25 with kids

Accidentally posted this in gear talk, guess it should be here:
Weíve got a launch for the full San Juan in 6/25. Kids age 8 and 6 have sit on top kayaks and love them. 8 year old is strong and athletic. Anybody run it with kids at high water? Is there a level at which itís all moving fast and you wouldnít take the sit on tops?
Currently itís running around 9k, higher than weíve ever run it. I donít want to bring and carry them in a raft, but also donít want to wish we had them. Biggest worry is itís too big and they get flipped or scared. Is there enough flat water for them to play in or small wave trains that have nice pools below.
Last year, they loved the flats in them, we did the upper section low and slow.
Thanks for any advice, feel free to share tips or experiences.

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We are launching on 6/20 and expect to take off at just above 3000 CFS. My guess is that you will be between 2 and 3K flow. Should be good.
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Am I reading the wrong link or do you expect it to drop 7k in the next 8 days. It’s at 10,000 again today.
Anybody know more?

https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?09379500
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According to information posted here by and on their web site, Navajo Dam will be releasing 500 CFS on the 15th instead of the current 4700. My understanding is that the Animas has peaked and slowly heading downward.

https://www.usbr.gov/uc/wcao/water/r...e/nav_rel.html

Have not looked since last Friday but a group member on our launch said the Western Rivers 10 day forecast had the same general prediction at Bluff.

I would love 7500 on the Slickhorn down section.

Gene
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Thanks, may the river treat you kindly and have fun!
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