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Blue River - colorado
Updated Aug. 21, 2019, 9 a.m.
II to III-
Feet / Mile
Status TOO LOW
Streamflow 87 cfs
Average 1000 cfs
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Current Weather 78° Mostly Sunny
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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 mostly sunny, with a high near 78. west southwest wind 5 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

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

Season Begins: May & Ends: June

Streamflow Conditions

The 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 87cfs, about -88% below the average runnable rate of 1000cfs. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Silverthorne Town Run are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Blue River Near Dillon, Co.

Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Blue River are between a bare minimum of 400cfs and a high of 2000cfs. Paddlers can expect to come across numerous class II to III- obstacles as they float down this 1 mile stretch of the Blue River.

Weather Overview: 78° Today, Mostly Sunny

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 17 mph. to a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. increasing clouds, with a high near 80. light and variable wind. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 76° - 80°

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