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Cache La Poudre River - colorado
Updated 2019-09-27T02:45:00
V- to V+
Feet / Mile
Status TOO LOW
Streamflow 37 cfs
Average 600 cfs
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Current Weather 65° Slight Chance T-storms then Chance Showers
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An espresso hair run usually combined with the middle and lower narrows. The main rapids are Supercollider and Whiteline, both easily scoutable from the road. At truly high flows, only those with the proper combination of expert skills and excessive foolishness should attempt this section. Weather on the river today will be a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. south wind 6 to 9 mph becoming east in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 16 mph.

This run is accessible from 2 public boat access points along the Cache La Poudre River.

Season Begins: March & Ends: September

Streamflow Conditions

The Upper Narrows 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 37cfs, about -94% below the average runnable rate of 600cfs. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Upper Narrows are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Cache La Poudre R A Mo Of Cn, Nr Ft Collins, Co..

Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Cache La Poudre River are between a bare minimum of 150cfs and a high of 5000cfs. Paddlers can expect to come across numerous class V- to V+ obstacles as they float down this 1 mile stretch of the Cache La Poudre River.

Weather Overview: 65° Today, Slight Chance T-storms then Chance Showers

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between Partly sunny, with a high near 64. to sunny, with a high near 83. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 64° - 83°

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