Thank you New Belgium and Marty for the generous holiday offering to yours truly. Looking forward to next season and learning our new Riv.
End of October and still able to run Pineview/Bridges, not bad. Had to get in one more weekday evening run prior to loosing day light savings. Still a fun float even with it having dropped a bit.
I sound like a broken record, but still holding at 0.9 on a beautiful sunny late October day.
A bit slow I know, but for any folks still boating out there, it was just under 1′. And I know folks won’t believe it, but Poudre Park down was still a nice float – and I even have 2 others to agree with me (no comments on our collective intelligence please!)
Slowly dropping, but still holding so you can enjoy fall colors as you float downstream.
This Tuesday is the next step in the process of getting a whitewater park put in. The City Council will be holding a work session covering the plans for the Poudre River Project. This session does not allow input from the public, but you can show up to show support and listen to the discussion amongst the council members.
Time/Date: Tuesday (October 8) at 6pm
Location: City Hall, 300 LaPorte Ave.
Alternatively, if you have Comcast, you can watch the proceedings from the comfort of you home on channel 14 at 6pm.
Whatever you choose to do, please let your council member know your thoughts.
This work session will be covering 2 main topics. First will have Dr. Tony Frank from CSU talking for 1 hour (not Poudre River related). The second item (again 1 hour in length) will be the Poudre River Plan
and Projects led by John Stokes.
More information is available from the City’s web page:
The agenda for Tuesday’s meeting is here:
Note, if you would like to see the video presentation of the September meeting with SO2′s park presentation, you can view it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wrh3fDyBaW0
If you hadn’t guessed from the canyon mouth gauge vs the Rock, both diversions are running
October boating at it’s finest
Sunny, clear skies, wind and fall colors. Sunday should be sunny and warm again, get out and enjoy the weather/water while you can!
And for a random tidbit, 66 years ago today (Oct 5), President Harry S. Truman gave the first televised presidential speech. On a less serious note, in 1969 Monty Python’s Flying Circus debuted on the BBC.
Water level was up a bit from Wednesday, temperature down a bit.
If pessimistic, 1.5+, optimistic 1.6-.
I’m amazed the drop off is as slow as it is from the storms. plenty of small side creeks are still flowing.
The canyon is getting pretty with colors changing, even better when floating downstream with a sunset in the sky too.
Dropped some during the day. I would say 1.8 at 9am and 1.7 at 3:40 and a bit below that at 5:50.
Amazing seeing how much dirt/silt can both be moved and deposited by the river. Water is not really clear, but not terribly muddy either. N. Fork is still bumping up Filter and they are running the canal at the mouth full, so gauge will be a tad misleading.
Jeff reported it as being at 2.2 when they floated by. Water was clear and cold. No logs in play from Pineview to BTO, with the river bed apparently looking remarkably clean. Though a variety of wood was up high on the banks and sand/silt from earlier floods this year was scoured out of eddies.
Road still closed due to flooding and rock/mud slides. Riv currently flowing at 4.8 and black with tons of logs.
Oh, and according to Ranger Rob, the Riv jumped to between 4 and 4.5 on Friday during that storm!! Crazy
Sorry, been too busy to post pics, but we have a new slide in the RIV. So, Friday’s storm blew out most of the logs in 3-Way. Good news and Bad. The river is once again boatable through 3-Way, BUT… all those logs are now strewn downstream and will most likely be an issue next spring.
In the same storm, Rattlesnake Gulch (a.k.a. Palisades, the Palace, Falic Canyon) blew out. This has dumped a ton of detritus and other debris in the rapid known as Jinsu Corner (a.k.a. the bend just above Tunnel Rapid). What once was an island at that bend, is now a peninsula, with the former other channel six feet above the river surface. It has narrowed the channel to approx 4 feet wide, with a rock (formerly securely on shore river right) in the dead center of the narrow channel.
I anticipate spring run-off will open that up some, but not sure how much. Stay tuned for the ever changing saga of Post High Park Fire Earth Movement…
Reportedly the water’s come down a tad to ~0.8 from 1.0 Monday.
You may have heard, we had a significant rain storm over the High Park Burn Area yesterday. It washed a significant amount of water, mud, logs and other debris into the Riv out of the Stove Prairie area.
This caused a spike in flows that easily topped 3.0 on the Rock (anecdotal from markers in my yard and on Smith Bridge). It also swept the logs out of 3-Way (3 Rock) Rapid. I have not put eyes on this yet, but I have been informed by a trusted source that all but one log have been swept downstream and the Rapid is now run-able. I will head up and take pics later.
What this does mean is… there are more than a dozen sizable logs downstream from 3 Way!! I have two of them atop boulders in my back yard alone!! So, late season Boaters- beware of new strainers and bridges.
Oh yeah, it also washed out the last cattle guard on Stove Prairie Rd (1/4 mile south of 14), which is now impassable until possibly as late as Monday. Will broadcast pics of 3-Way later today.
As reported on FB https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10201399441320737
Just a reminder to all, that the open house is TONIGHT!
Please attend and get any non boater you know and who is interested in this project to attend as well. This open house will be very important to show the city the interest in the project from the community as a whole. The first hour (5-6) is devoted purely to the park.
Meeting info below:
Thursday September 5th (TONIGHT!!)
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – White water park open house (Come see S02′s design, ask questions, lend support!)
6:00 – 8;00 p.m. – Discussion of other parts of the Poudre River Project
417 W Magnolia St
Fort Collins, CO 80521
For more details on topics visit here:
If you cannot attend, please let your city council member know, info below;
Reminder that this week is the most important show of support you can give
for the Poudre Whitewater Park. Packing this room full of boaters and
non-boaters showing support for this venture is crucial to the success of
This isn’t some boring meeting either, we will actually get a glimpse of
what the park will look like. Unlike the last get together at the Lincoln
Center, 5:00 to 6:00 is devoted to the whitewater park.
Thursday September 5th
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
417 W Magnolia St
Fort Collins, CO 80521
6-8pm there will be talk of the other Poudre RiverProjects.
For more details on topics visit here:
Maybe 0.6 if you were feeling optimistic today, still good fun.
Much better than I hoped for. Narrows and Poudre Park/bridges are both still good fun and basically empty.
Get your September boating on!
For all you crazy late season boaters, Adro, John- you know who you are…
Both at noon and ~5pm water was above the 1ft mark. Get it while it’s still here.
Pineview was cranking away at a massive 0.75ft this evening
If you’re running Bridges keep your eye for a cougar at Culvert Corner, one member of our group saw it last night driving down the canyon and we saw it cross the river in front of us this evening.
River was holding at 1.25 this afternoon, though Long Draw got dropped today ~40cfs back to 60cfs, so expect it closer to 1′ on Sunday.
The Poudre Whitewater Park is going to have a booth at New West Fest! Please stop by and show your support of the park. The booth will be located at Mathews Street #233. We will have information on the Whitewater Park proposal,
kayaks, some stickers (for those there early) and other kayak related eye candy.
http://poudrewhitewaterpark.com will be your one stop shopping for play park information, city meeting dates, etc. (more data will be there by Friday morning)
Additionally, there is a Poudre Playpark Facebook group you can join as well to show your support and keep up to date on events:
Poudre Playpark FB Page
| Please consider taking some time to come help work the booth if you are interested in the park. We are aiming for 2-3 people at the booth at all times.|
Signup sheet for the booth is here.
Boaters and Anglers, this will most likely be my final posting to the Rock Report for 2013 as the Riv has officially bedded down for the season. It has been a great season and I look forward to a white and wet winter to bring us another good season next year. See y’all out on the slopes.
Currently 51˚F, sunny and calm. NOAA expects Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tonight A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 52. North wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable.
Currently 57F, sunny and calm. Today Scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 78. Light and variable wind becoming east southeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tonight Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. South southeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Ranger Rob is calling it a 1.4, but i think it’s touching the line. You come up and make the call.
Currently 63.8˚F and NOAA expects Scattered showers before 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tonight A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph.
Sunny, breezy and warm. There are a LOT of people in the Canyon today, as will tomorrow. There is a huge bike tour today and another slightly smaller one for tomorrow. So expect LOTS of bikes, cars and boaters.
Woke up to 49˚F- NICE! Today- A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. South southeast wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Tonight A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. South southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable.
Currently 68.8˚F, overcast and breezy.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. East wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. East wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
Currently 56˚F, overcast and calm. Today NOAA expects A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. East wind 5 to 9 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Tonight A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. South wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm in the evening.