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Arkansas River - colorado
Updated Aug. 21, 2019, 8:45 a.m.
II+ to III
Feet / Mile
Streamflow 363 cfs
Average 1100 cfs
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Current Weather 81° Mostly Sunny
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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 mostly sunny, with a high near 81. west southwest wind around 5 mph.

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 runnable with streamflow levels at 363cfs, about -56% 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: 81° Today, Mostly Sunny

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. to a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. increasing clouds, with a high near 82. northwest wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the morning. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 78° - 82°

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