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Blue River - colorado
20th of May
Status TOO LOW
Streamflow 231 cfs
Average 1000 cfs
Runnable Min 400 cfs
Runnable Max 2000 cfs
Gradient FPM
Length 1 Miles
Class II to III-
Current Weather 63° Slight Chance T-storms then Scattered T-storms


Silverthorne Town Run 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 231cfs, about -77% below the average runnable rate of 1000cfs. We recommend paddling this section of the Blue River between a bare minimum of 400cfs and a high of 2000cfs.

This class II to III- journey is accessible from 2 different boat launch points along the Blue River. Paddlers should prepare for some fun paddling along this run. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Silverthorne Town Run are sourced from the nearby USGS streamflow gauge at Blue River Near Dillon, Co..

At flows above 1,000cfs this can offer up fun play for locals via the fish weirs visible at lower water. While many surf options exist at these flows, there isn't one with a service eddy! Mind the bridge at these flows. Although this run can be done down to 250cfs it isn't recommended much below 400cfs due to negative interaction with fisherman in this crowded fishing section. You can also continue past the takeout all the way down to the putin for the upper blue for miles and miles of class II drifting with frequent low bridges. Weather on the river today will be scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. south wind 6 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. chance of precipitation is 40%.

Season Begins: May & Ends: June

Seasonal Flow Status: 25% Above Average

With a 231cfs streamflow rate, Silverthorne Town Run is currently above its 185cfs average seasonal streamflow for this time of year by 25%. Typically, this paddling destination has seen streamflow levels ranging between a low of 145cfs in 2014, and a high of 245cfs seen in 2018. Data for this report is sourced directly from USGS streamflow gauge 09046600

Hourly Forecast: 63° Today, Slight Chance T-storms then Scattered T-storms

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. West northwest wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. to scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. south wind 6 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. chance of precipitation is 40%. Forecasts predict more snow this week across Colorado, with up to 21" 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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