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Cache La Poudre River - colorado
Updated 2019-08-19T11:45:00
V- to V+
Feet / Mile
Streamflow 199 cfs
Average 600 cfs
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Current Weather 97° Hot
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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 mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. south wind 7 to 10 mph, with gusts 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 runnable with streamflow levels at 199cfs, about -67% 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: 97° Today, Hot

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. to mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. south wind 7 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 86° - 97°

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