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UPPER SOUTH BOULDER CREEK

South Boulder Creek - colorado
Updated Sept. 17, 2019, 5:15 a.m.
Class
V+
Hard
Length
None
Miles
Gradient
None
Feet / Mile
Status TOO LOW
Streamflow 41 cfs
Average 400 cfs
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Current Weather 88° Mostly Sunny then Slight Chance T-storms
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USB is a short class V wilderness run near Boulder infamous for its ability to destroy boaters.  For some local hair boaters, this is their backyard training run.  For others, it's a run they contemplate stepping up to from the comfort of their living room in the off season, only to be forgotten about while spending the spring running Clear Creek.  For most boaters, it's one they gawk at in the guide book on their way to run Brown's Canyon. Weather on the river today will be a 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. mostly sunny, with a high near 88. light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 8 mph in the morning.

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

Season Begins: April & Ends: July



Streamflow Conditions

The Upper South Boulder 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 41cfs, about -62% below the average runnable rate of 400cfs. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Upper South Boulder Creek are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Boulder Creek At North 75th St. Near Boulder, Co.


Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the South Boulder Creek are between a bare minimum of 250cfs and a high of 800cfs. Paddlers can expect to come across numerous class V+ obstacles as they float down this mile stretch of the South Boulder Creek.



Weather Overview: 88° Today, Mostly 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 south southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. to a 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. mostly sunny, with a high near 88. light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 8 mph in the morning. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 82° - 88°



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