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UPPER CLEAR CREEK

Clear Creek - colorado
Updated Sept. 17, 2019, 5:45 a.m.
Class
IV- to IV+
Hard
Length
2.5
Miles
Gradient
None
Feet / Mile
Status TOO LOW
Streamflow 95 cfs
Average 500 cfs
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Current Weather 86° Partly Sunny then Slight Chance T-storms
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Also known as the "Kermits" run. Weather on the river today will be a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. mostly sunny, with a high near 86. west wind 5 to 7 mph becoming east southeast in the afternoon.

This run is accessible from 2 public boat access points along the Clear Creek.

Season Begins: May & Ends: August



Streamflow Conditions

The Upper Clear Creek 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 95cfs, about -75% below the average runnable rate of 500cfs. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Upper Clear Creek are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Clear Creek At Golden, Co.


Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Clear Creek are between a bare minimum of 300cfs and a high of 2000cfs. Paddlers can expect to come across numerous class IV- to IV+ obstacles as they float down this 3 mile stretch of the Clear Creek.



Weather Overview: 86° Today, Partly Sunny then Slight Chance T-storms

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between Showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Increasing clouds, with a high near 82. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. to a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. mostly sunny, with a high near 86. west wind 5 to 7 mph becoming east southeast in the afternoon. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 82° - 86°



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