|20th of May|
|Runnable Min||800 cfs|
|Runnable Max||6000 cfs|
|Class||III to III+|
|Current Weather||83° Partly Sunny then Partly Sunny and Breezy|
Lodore to Echo Park is currently
TOO HIGH to be paddled
with large holes and dangerous drops. We don't recommended paddling Lodore To Echo Park today.
Paddlers are advised to exercise caution
with streamflow levels at 9070cfs, about 202%
the average runnable rate of 3000cfs.
We recommend paddling this section of the Green River between a bare minimum of 800cfs and a high of 6000cfs.
This class III to III+ journey is accessible from 2 different boat launch points along the Green River. Paddlers should prepare for the 8 class III to III+ whitewater rapids along this run. Lodore to Echo Park is also ideal for multi day paddlers looking to do some camping too. Campers will find 9 riverside campsites as the run winds its way through 19 miles of the beautiful Green River. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Lodore To Echo Park are sourced from the nearby USGS streamflow gauge at Green River At Green River, Ut.
This run is also known as the Gates of Lodore and was run by the Powell expeditions in the 1800's. Since this run's flow is controlled by Flaming Gorge Dam the season runs all year. Permits are tough to come by but this run should be on your multi-day todo list. Weather on the river today will be partly sunny, with a high near 83. breezy, with a southeast wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 18 to 23 mph in the afternoon.
With a 9070cfs streamflow rate, Lodore To Echo Park is currently below its 10743cfs average seasonal streamflow for this time of year by -16%. Typically, this paddling destination has seen streamflow levels ranging between a low of 9070cfs in 2019, and a high of 12500cfs seen in 2016. Data for this report is sourced directly from USGS streamflow gauge 09315000
Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65.
partly sunny, with a high near 83. breezy, with a southeast wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 18 to 23 mph in the afternoon.
Forecasts predict more snow this week across Colorado, with up to 11" of new snowfall expected on the river over the next 5 days.
000 FXUS65 KSLC 161121 AFDSLC Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT 521 AM MDT Thu May 16 2019 .SYNOPSIS...Continued warm with locally strong winds today will precede a transition to much cooler and unsettled conditions for the latter portion of the week into early next week. && .SHORT TERM (Through 00z Monday)...Early morning water vapor and H5 analysis more clearly depict a transitional pattern evolution than just 12 hours previous, with the ridge that`s been overhead shifting further downstream while an impinging trough on the pac coast has further deepened/amplified upstream. Locally the eastern Great Basin remains beneath a strengthening SW flow aloft. Quite breezy most locales on Wednesday, even more so today with support from a sharpening MSLP gradient and strengthening H7 flow (35-45kts) late this morning through the afternoon. With encroachment of the aforementioned trough and cold front coincident, modest destabilization this afternoon coupled with a net increase of large-scale ascent within an increasingly diffluent environment will drive scattered convection across the western 2/3rds of the area as well. With vertical shear becoming increasingly strong this afternoon and boundary layer conditions remaining largely dry...the potential for isolated strong/severe winds remains a potential, but isn`t expected to be the norm. Have maintained the going wind advisory for most of the lower elevation valley locales due to the synoptic set up, while future shifts will handle any convective enhancement to that with short- fused warnings if needed. Cold frontal passage will translate west to east late day into the overnight hours tonight, lifting with a slight ENE trajectory as the parent trough transitions from near neutral to positive tilt in response to a strong near zonal jet max punching into the desert southwest. Post frontal CAA within a northwest flow will rapidly cool temps leading into Friday (some 20+ degrees vs. today), with snow levels lowering to just below 7kft as the trough translates overhead into Friday. Do expect fairly widespread precip, some mountain snow throughout the day, reinforced by a trailing short wave that will further enhance curvature Friday afternoon into the evening hours. .50-1.00 ...
|Hells Half Mile||Scout from river left by landing above the rapid.||III to IV||5150.31 Feet|
|Upper Disaster Falls||Scout river left from the large eddy||III to III+||5271.95 Feet|
|Lower Disaster Falls||A beach landing exists above this rapid on river left you can scout from.||III to III+||5490.49 Feet|
|Harp Falls||Pull over and scout from river left.||III to III+||5256.85 Feet|
|Triplet Falls||Scout from triplet camp on river left or pull in on river left a little below the camp and scout. Watch out for poison oak in this area.||III to III+||5167.53 Feet|
|Unnamed Rapid||Read and run||II to II+||5324.74 Feet|
|Unnamed Rapid||Read and run||II||5298.7 Feet|
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