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Clear Creek - colorado
Updated 2019-08-19T10:00:00
Feet / Mile
Status TOO LOW
Streamflow 104 cfs
Average 600 cfs
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Current Weather 97° Hot
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Miss getting aggro at your local California surf break?  Haven't seen a bikini since your spring break trip to Cancun?  Tube rides at Water World too long?  Only have an hour to get some kayak practice?  You've come to the right place because Golden has it all.  Any warm afternoon when the water's running you'll find Denver's best freestyle boaters hogging the playholes as you wait in line trying to figure out how to not instantly get flushed out of the hole.  If the water is moderate to low and the air temperature high, hordes of people will be floating down this stretch in everything from SUP boards to blow up alligators.  It's a scene, but if you go with the flow, you're bound to have a good time. Weather on the river today will be mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. light and variable wind becoming south southeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 16 mph.

This run is accessible from just a single access point, Access - Golden Whitewater Park, located along the Clear Creek.

Season Begins: April & Ends: August

Streamflow Conditions

The Golden Whitewater Park is currently TOO LOW to be paddled and you could find yourself bottoming out on rocks. Paddlers are advised to exercise caution with streamflow levels at 104cfs, about -85% below the average runnable rate of 600cfs. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Golden Whitewater Park are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Cache La Poudre Riv Ab Boxelder Crk Nr Timnath, Co.

Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Clear Creek are between a bare minimum of 100cfs and a high of 1500cfs. Paddlers can expect to come across numerous class II+ obstacles as they float down this 1 mile stretch of the Clear Creek.

Weather Overview: 97° Today, Hot

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming east southeast 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph. to mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. light and variable wind becoming south southeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 16 mph. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 85° - 97°

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