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MountainGoat
04-21-2014, 08:08 PM
Won't be going out through the triangle this year. When we crossed at Roberts Bottom by Dewey Bridge at 400 cfs it came over the hood of the 80 a couple of years ago.

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/mountaingoat/2014/80crossing.jpg

Now it's running at 1450 cfs!

:eek:

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/mountaingoat/2014/Doloresflow.jpg

MDH33
04-21-2014, 08:42 PM
Wow, that would be cool to see. :cool:

I heard there was a storm out there a few days ago and bunch of canyons flash flooded. Horse and Salt in Canyonlands included.

Very well could be back down to low flow in a couple of days maybe?

Anyone look at the flow for the Dirty Devil? :hill:

Fishy
04-21-2014, 09:30 PM
Water levels are up across most of the west thanks to over 100% snowpack. Great news for us this year as it's badly needed. Slow and steady runoff would be fantastic. I'm leaving Moab and heading straight to Montana for 5 days on the Bighorn River. The last two years, Bighorn flows were below 2000cfs for this time of year. (Controlled release) Right now it's at 7500 and fishing great!

Unless the Dolores is 200 or below...... I'm not crossing it anyway. Water scares me.

cbmontgo
04-21-2014, 09:30 PM
Anyone look at the flow for the Dirty Devil? :hill:

Subscribed.

MountainGoat
04-22-2014, 08:32 AM
Very well could be back down to low flow in a couple of days maybe?

I don't know man. Hasn't gone below 500 cfs in the last week.

Anyone look at the flow for the Dirty Devil? :hill:

It is definitely not screaming like the Dolores:

http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/uploads/mountaingoat/2014/Ddflow.jpg

Pretty much in alignment with the 57 year median statistics.

MDH33
04-22-2014, 08:35 AM
Subscribed.

Here's the link to the guaging station:

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?site_no=09333500

Looks like it's average right now. :thumb:

Edit: Dan beat me to it. ;)

brentbba
04-22-2014, 09:22 AM
Will you all please just dump all that excess water into the Colorado and send it out to California please?

MountainGoat
04-22-2014, 09:29 AM
Done. The Dolores empties into the Colorado about 1/3 mile downstream from the gauging station! :hill:

Rzeppa
04-22-2014, 10:14 AM
I wonder if Kane Creek is running high?

brentbba
04-22-2014, 10:46 AM
Done. The Dolores empties into the Colorado about 1/3 mile downstream from the gauging station! :hill:

Too funny Dan , too damn funny! :lmao: Now if we can only keep Las Vegas from stealing too much! They're hurting as well.

cbmontgo
04-22-2014, 10:51 AM
Here's the link to the guaging station:

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?site_no=09333500

Looks like it's average right now. :thumb:

Edit: Dan beat me to it. ;)

Thanks, Martin. What CFS is the threshold for crossing the Dirty Devil?

MDH33
04-22-2014, 02:28 PM
Thanks, Martin. What CFS is the threshold for crossing the Dirty Devil?

It all depends on how deep the channel gets and how high the cut back on the far side is. It changes with each storm and if you're the first to get there after a flood, it could be tough even if the water is really low. The unknown is half the fun. :hill:

Crash
04-22-2014, 03:01 PM
It all depends on how deep the channel gets and how high the cut back on the far side is. It changes with each storm and if you're the first to get there after a flood, it could be tough even if the water is really low. The unknown is half the fun. :hill:

And about 99% of the repair bill.

nattybumppo
04-22-2014, 05:16 PM
Darn...the upper Dolores is running 688 cfs. First time in years it has had anything in it below the reservoir, and it is such a fun raft/kayak run! Wish I could get down there!

cbmontgo
04-23-2014, 11:08 AM
And about 99% of the repair bill.

Ha!

NYCO
05-05-2014, 01:47 PM
taken saturday...stopped to check out the river depth...both crossings were too deep for my comfort level on an unknown (to me) crossing

http://youtu.be/Yn0Xl9MHZOk