with streamflow discharge 45%
the seasonal average of 1,482 cfs.
Weather on the river today will be showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between noon and 3pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 3pm. partly sunny, with a high near 68. light and variable wind becoming south southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. chance of precipitation is 70%. new rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Temps are expected to range between
over the next 5 days
Classified as a
whitewater paddling location
along the Arkansas River,
is best paddled when discharge levels are
between 200 cfs to 5000 cfs
Buena Vista Whitewater Park
This park has 5 or so holes/waves. Found at the end of Main street in Buena Vista, CO. There are 2 main locations. The upper starts at the soccer field area adjacent to the Whipple Bridge which crosses the river. That is the Uptown Wave. The second access area is to the south and is accessable in the South Main Neighborhood. Both are public put ins and take outs. The park is fun at all levels. Anything 250 cfs plus makes it worth a trip to play in the park.
Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Arkansas River are between a bare minimum of 200cfs and a high of 5,000cfs.
River conditions sourced from USGS 07087050, the Arkansas River Below Granite
Remember only watercraft are permitted
at Buena Vista Whitewater Park.
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