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Clear Creek - colorado
20th of May
Streamflow 349 cfs
Average 600 cfs
Runnable Min 100 cfs
Runnable Max 1500 cfs
Gradient FPM
Length 1 Miles
Class II+
Current Weather 86° Partly Sunny then Scattered T-storms


Golden Whitewater Park is currently runnable with streamflow levels at 349cfs, about -42% below the average runnable rate of 600cfs. We recommend paddling this section of the Clear Creek between a bare minimum of 100cfs and a high of 1500cfs.

This class II+ journey is accessible from Access - Golden Whitewater Park along the Clear Creek. Paddlers should prepare for some fun paddling along this run. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Golden Whitewater Park are sourced from the nearby USGS streamflow gauge at Cache La Poudre R Ab Boxelder C, Nr Timnath, Co..

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 scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. partly sunny, with a high near 86. light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. chance of precipitation is 30%.

Season Begins: April & Ends: August

Seasonal Flow Status: -27% Below Average

With a 349cfs streamflow rate, Golden Whitewater Park is currently below its 1167cfs average seasonal streamflow for this time of year by -27%. Typically, this paddling destination has seen streamflow levels ranging between a low of 199cfs in 2012, and a high of 1900cfs seen in 2015. Data for this report is sourced directly from USGS streamflow gauge 06752280

Hourly Forecast: 86° Today, Partly Sunny then Scattered T-storms

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 51. to scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. partly sunny, with a high near 86. light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. chance of precipitation is 30%. Forecasts predict more snow this week across Colorado, with up to 14" of new snowfall expected on the river over the next 5 days.

Forecast Discussion

000 FXUS65 KBOU 161035 AFDBOU Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO 435 AM MDT Thu May 16 2019 .SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight) Issued at 435 AM MDT Thu May 16 2019 The upper ridge axis has moved to eastern Colorado with an increase in southwesterly flow aloft over the majority of the state. Compressional warming from the southwest winds across the mountains of central Colorado should give Denver and the northeast Colorado plains a few degrees of warming over yesterday. It should be the warmest day of the week, even as high level clouds increase in thickness through the afternoon. High based showers are expected to develop through the afternoon that move from the mountains and foothills out across the plains. Any rainfall amounts should be light, but gusty winds up to 40 mph will be the primary threat from the storms. Evening showers on the plains could last until almost midnight, but should be out of the Denver area by 6 PM. As the southwest flow aloft strengthens over the state tonight, the airmass will continue to moisten and the next round of showers looks like it will be moving into the mountains around sunrise Friday morning. Temperatures overnight will be mild due to the cloud cover and continuing southwesterly flow pattern. Snow melt runoff should continue to be mainly influenced by the warm temperatures, and should not pose any problems through the next 24 hours. .LONG TERM...(Friday through Wednesday) Issued at 435 AM MDT Thu May 16 2019 Rather energetic ptrn for mid May will be in place the next several days. First system along the West Coast will move quickly into the Great basin by Fri morning and then across the area by Fri night. Mid level QG ascent will increase by Fri morning and then exit nrn Co by Fri evening. Expect showers and a few storms will develop over the mtns in the morning and then move across the plains during the aftn. Sfc pattern over nern CO will be complicated by early Fri aftn. There will be a sfc low and associated ...

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