with streamflow discharge 14%
the seasonal average of 652 cfs.
Weather on the river today will be a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 11am and 5pm. mostly sunny, with a high near 71. north northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. new rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Temps are expected to range between
over the next 5 days
Classified as a
river surfing location
along the Arkansas River,
is best paddle when discharge levels are
between 200.0 cfs to 5000.0 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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