Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Pueblo still running big

As I reported in The Gazette today, the Pueblo Whitewater Park is experiencing its biggest flows ever. Yesterday, locals weren't sure how long the high water, which has conjured up some huge waves, would last.

Checking the real time USGS gauge this morning, it's still gushing at 4,500 cfs, more than 10 times the flow it had just a few days ago.

When the water first crested, local paddlers told me they often had to dodge trash and large branches floating down the river, but now that the water has been up for a while, the creek is clear, and paddlers on mountainbuzz.com are singing the praises of the waters at flood stage.

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