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South Boulder Creek - colorado
Updated Feb. 27, 2020, 6:15 p.m.
Feet / Mile
Status TOO LOW
Streamflow 22 cfs
Average 400 cfs
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Current Weather 53° Mostly Sunny
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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 mostly sunny, with a high near 53. west wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable 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 22cfs, about -93% 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: 53° Today, Mostly Sunny

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between A chance of snow, mainly before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. to mostly sunny, with a high near 53. west wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable in the morning. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 32° - 53°

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