18 May 2007

Mixed Reviews for Whitewater Rafting Levels

Looks like we are getting mixed reviews for the outlook of whitewater rafting around the country. Naturally, spring offers the best water runoff as the river catch the brunt of the early snow runoff. Colorado is experiencing great water levels (we all remember the horrible storms in Denver over the winter), perhaps the best they have seen in over a decade. You even have water agencies in Colorado and some parts of California letting out a little extra water now to prepare for the increased runoff. Other areas of California are lower than expected.

And for other parts? Southern Utah has average levels right now, but things are not looking so great for the rest of the season. Water levels on the Colorado River and Green River could see a 5 year low, bringing it back to the dry season three years ago.

The East coast is getting mixed results as well. North-East regions has levels as good as last year, some even running high. But travel down South towards the GA, TN region, and things are running in the 10% level of where they should be.

It will make for an interesting season across the country, and hopefully everyone will at least have an increase over last year.


raftingcolorado said...
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raftingcolorado said...

The Arkansas River is currently experiencing great spring flows! The BOR is releasing from Twin Lakes to make room for the run-off so the water coming down the Ark is not all native flow. The word from state parks is that we are still above 100% snow pack with-in the Arkansas River basin. It is currently at 2200 cfs. Have a great season!
Whitewater Rafting Colorado.

Royal Gorge Rafting Information said...

Colorado snowpack for the Arkansas River basin is currently at 90% of average which will make for a great rafting season in 2010.

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Yes I remember the storms in Denver too and it was really that horrible. We should always check weather forecasts and be careful every time we would go rafting.

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