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SALIDA TO RINCON

Arkansas River - colorado
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Class
II+ to III
Moderate
Length
10.0
Miles
Gradient
27.5
Feet / Mile
Status TOO LOW
Streamflow 179 cfs
Average 1100 cfs
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Current Weather 64° Slight Chance Showers then Chance T-storms
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This is a good beginner to intermediate run.  This section of the Ark' is tamer compared to some of its upstream or downstream neighbor sections.  There are lots of put in and take out options as Highway 50 parallels the river. Weather on the river today will be a slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. mostly sunny, with a high near 64. west wind 5 to 10 mph. chance of precipitation is 40%. new rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

This run is accessible from 2 public boat access points along the Arkansas River.

Season Begins: May & Ends: August



Streamflow Conditions

The Salida to Rincon 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 179cfs, about -84% below the average runnable rate of 1100cfs. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Salida To Rincon are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Arkansas River Below Granite, Co.


Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Arkansas River are between a bare minimum of 450cfs and a high of 3000cfs. Paddlers can expect to come across numerous class II+ to III obstacles as they float down this 10 mile stretch of the Arkansas River.



Weather Overview: 64° Today, Slight Chance Showers then Chance T-storms

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. to a 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. sunny, with a high near 67. south southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 64° - 67°



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