I have an interesting Tid Bit to share with y’all. Facebook alerted my companions and I that one year ago today was the first trip out on Luke (our 14’er) on the Poudre last season. Today it was way too low. So here’s a comparison of conditions from one year ago to today- and what a difference the Wx can make!!
May 10, 2019 May 10, 2018 (today)
Rock: 2.9 Rock: 1.4
Mouth:808 cfs Mouth: 237 cfs
JW SNOTEL: 20.1″ SWE JW SNOTEL: 21.9″ SWE
Snow Pack JW: 51″ Snow Pack JW: 55″
And of interest, but not historically posted here on the Rock Report is Lake Irene. She flows into the Big South and is 20″ higher than last year, with 71″ of snow accumulation as of today!! Long Draw and Hourglass Lakes also have more snow than last year.
So, while the cooler and wetter spring has delayed the start of Run-Off… It looks like we will have big water and a longer season starting soon- Real Soon! Happy Boating and Stay Safe out there.