Monday, May 12, 2008

Big Sur

Is this the year that Big Sur will show up on the Colorado River? The Big Sur of Colorado appears when the river hits 20,000 cfs and above. It also needs the roller dam gates to be open. But if these conditions combine, kayakers from all over the state will be building a refugee camp at Island Acres. Big Sur offers "six-foot waves that are hundred feet long host holes, surfs, and cartwheels all in one spot, with good eddies on both sides" according to

According to NOAA, the Colorado is already at 20,000 cfs at westwater. Of course that's after the Gunnison joins. But with all the snowpack still around (and with more on the way) it's looking good. Kayakers rejoice!

If anyone knows the link to find the cfs readings in Debeque Canyon, let us know!

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