2100 cfs, Yikes!

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2100 cfs, Yikes!

Postby jrabq » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:21 am

They just bumped the flow in the Rio to ~2100 cfs (normally 300-600 cfs this time of year). If it stays this high it will be dicey next week. I even start worrying about the dog when it gets above 1000, be careful.

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Re: 2100 cfs, Yikes!

Postby randy marci » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:31 am

Yep. The corp of engineers say they need to draw Cochiti back down and that it should be this way for about 7-10 days and then they will ramp it back down. As soon as that happens they will release the ditches down south and bring it right back up. gonna be a weird opener with so much water next week.
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Re: 2100 cfs, Yikes!

Postby quackadikt » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:00 am

Let it flow, let it flow, let it flow :biggrin: ...

I hate it for you boys up there though. Be careful. No duck is worth loosing your dog, or worse, over.
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Re: 2100 cfs, Yikes!

Postby jayclarkie » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:01 am

They used to routinely run the San Juan at around 2000 cfs many years ago, and it made for sketchy hunting conditions. Be careful fellas!


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Re: 2100 cfs, Yikes!

Postby jrabq » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:15 am

I guess I should say "normally" the flow where I hunt is ZERO this time of year, until they stop irrigating November 1, so it is good to have water for the opener, hasn't happened in a while. But I would be happy with the flow I saw yesterday.
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Re: 2100 cfs, Yikes!

Postby willkess » Fri Oct 18, 2013 6:31 pm

I was up there today getting my key and the river was moving pretty good and had risen up a foot or two. Some of the blinds are now in the water. Looks like a whole different place. Be careful if you go this weekend.
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Re: 2100 cfs, Yikes!

Postby fowlplay56 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:07 pm

Yep, bad day to scout, I found some birds but nowhere to stand. Cranes are showing up too, they storms in the north are gonna make it a good year ealry.
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