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BUENA VISTA WHITEWATER PARK

Arkansas River - colorado
Updated June 20, 2019, 3:45 p.m.

Status RUNNABLE
Streamflow 2990 cfs
Average 1000 cfs
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Runnable Min 200 cfs
Runnable Max 5000 cfs
Length 1 Miles
Class II+ to III+
Current Weather 71° Sunny then Slight Chance T-storms
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Streamflow Conditions

Buena Vista Whitewater Park is currently runnable with streamflow levels at 2990cfs, about 262% above the average runnable rate of 1000cfs. These are very high river levels for this section of the Arkansas River, and even expert paddlers should use extreme caution. Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Arkansas River are between a bare minimum of 200cfs and a high of 5000cfs. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Buena Vista Whitewater Park are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Arkansas River Below Granite, Co.

Run Overview

This class II+ to III+ journey is accessible from Access - Buena Vista Main Street along the Arkansas River. Paddlers should prepare for some fun paddling along this run.

This park has 5 or so holes/waves. Found at the end of Main street in Buena Vista, CO.  There are 2 main locations.  The upper starts at the soccer field area adjacent to the Whipple Bridge which crosses the river.  That is the Uptown Wave.  The second access area is to the south and is accessable in the South Main Neighborhood.  Both are public put ins and take outs.  The park is fun at all levels.  Anything 250 cfs plus makes it worth a trip to play in the park. Weather on the river today will be a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 3pm and 4pm. mostly sunny, with a high near 71. west wind 10 to 15 mph. chance of precipitation is 10%.

Season Begins: March & Ends: October



Weather Overview: 71° Today, Sunny then Slight Chance T-storms

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between A chance of snow showers before 8am, then a chance of rain showers. Some thunder is also possible. Partly sunny, with a high near 57. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. to a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms between 3pm and 4pm. mostly sunny, with a high near 71. west wind 10 to 15 mph. chance of precipitation is 10%. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 57° - 71°

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