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BIG SOUTH

Whitewater River Run





Colorado Cache La Poudre River

Big South

Class V TO V+ Easy

51 CFS

Too Low
43°, Increasing Clouds And Breezy

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Cache La Poudre River are between a bare minimum of 150cfs and a high of 800cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 06716500, the Clear Creek Near Lawson Remember only watercraft are permitted at Big South.

Status Too Low
Class Level V to V+
Elevation 8,091 ft
Run Length 12.0 Mi
Streamflow Discharge 50.8 cfs
Gage Height 4.9 ft
Reporting Streamgage Clear Creek Near Lawson
USGS 06716500

Nearby Snowpack and Water Data

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Illinois Creek Near Rand
USGS 06617500
118 cfs 2.6 ft
Little Laramie River Near Filmore
USGS 06661000
671 cfs 2.9 ft
Michigan River At Walden
USGS 06617100
13 cfs 1.2 ft
Middle Boulder Creek At Nederland
USGS 06725500
5 cfs 0.4 ft
Williams Fork Near Leal
USGS 09036000
23 cfs 1.5 ft
Cross Creek Near Minturn
USGS 09065100
7 cfs 2.9 ft
N Frk Cache La Poudre R Blw Halligan Res Nr V Dal
USGS 06751150
0 cfs 1.3 ft
Snake River Near Montezuma
USGS 09047500
38 cfs 1.4 ft
West Fork Clear Creek Abv Mouth Nr Empire
USGS 06716100
13 cfs 4.1 ft
Colorado River Below Lake Granby
USGS 09019000
21 cfs 3.2 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Echo Lake
SNOTEL 936
18" 0"
Rough And Tumble
SNOTEL 939
11" 0"
Hourglass Lake
SNOTEL 1122
31" 0"
Arapaho Ridge
SNOTEL 1030
65" 0"
Buckskin Joe
SNOTEL 938
20" 0"
Laprele Creek
SNOTEL 571
35" 0"
Niwot
SNOTEL 663
32" -1"
Med Bow
SNOTEL 1196
92" -2"
Summit Ranch
SNOTEL 802
36" 0"
Willow Creek Pass
SNOTEL 869
43" -1"
Wild Basin
SNOTEL 1042
41" -1"
Stillwater Creek
SNOTEL 793
33" 0"
Middle Fork Camp
SNOTEL 1014
35" -1"
Sawtooth
SNOTEL 1251
64" -2"
Berthoud Summit
SNOTEL 335
48" -1"
Deadman Hill
SNOTEL 438
49" -1"
Cinnabar Park
SNOTEL 1046
49" -2"
Windy Peak
SNOTEL 872
30" -2"
University Camp
SNOTEL 838
40" 0"
North French Creek
SNOTEL 668
78" -2"
Joe Wright
SNOTEL 551
60" -1"
Jackwhacker Gulch
SNOTEL 935
32" 0"
Phantom Valley
SNOTEL 688
36" 0"
Fool Creek
SNOTEL 1186
40" 0"
Roach
SNOTEL 718
54" -1"
Copeland Lake
SNOTEL 412
24" -2"
High Lonesome
SNOTEL 1187
56" -1"
Fremont Pass
SNOTEL 485
40" 2"
Brooklyn Lake
SNOTEL 367
59" -1"
Copper Mountain
SNOTEL 415
41" -1"
Black Mountain
SNOTEL 1161
31" -1"
Willow Park
SNOTEL 870
53" -1"
Sand Lake
SNOTEL 731
68" -2"
Elliot Ridge
SNOTEL 1120
58" -1"
Long Draw Resv
SNOTEL 1123
45" 0"
Saint Elmo
SNOTEL 1100
34" 0"
Lake Irene
SNOTEL 565
69" 0"
Rawah
SNOTEL 1032
41" 0"
Crow Creek
SNOTEL 1045
21" -1"
Hoosier Pass
SNOTEL 531
33" 0"
Vail Mountain
SNOTEL 842
47" -1"
Bear Lake
SNOTEL 322
53" -2"
Lake Eldora
SNOTEL 564
33" -1"
Loveland Basin
SNOTEL 602
47" -1"

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Grand View 9 10,038 ft
North Fork Poudre 9 9,159 ft
Big Bend 8 7,717 ft
Aspen Glen 9 8,694 ft
Long Draw 25 10,059 ft
Tunnel 49 8,608 ft
Green Ridge 78 8,360 ft
Arapaho Bay 84 8,337 ft
Timber Creek - Rocky Mountain National Park 100 8,933 ft
Sleeping Elephant 15 7,865 ft
Stillwater 129 8,315 ft
Chambers Lake 44 9,166 ft
Browns Park 28 8,450 ft
Sunset Point 25 8,297 ft
The Crags - State Forest State Park 26 9,917 ft
Big South 4 8,580 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
SolVista Basin at Granby Ranch 56" 30° 1.73"
Ski Estes Park (Hidden Valley) 53" 33° 1.23"
Eldora Mountain Resort 33" 37° 0.61"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Rustic (Upper) 182.0cfs 20.0 Mi III to III+
Big South 50.8cfs 12.0 Mi V to V+
NSV 37.8cfs 13.0 Mi V+
Upper Blue (Blue River CG to Columbine Landing) 179.0cfs 3.0 Mi III to IV-
Upper North Fork 27.7cfs 9.0 Mi IV+ to V-
Spencer Heights 182.0cfs 2.5 Mi V- to V

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