Too Low to be paddled
and you could find yourself bottoming out on rocks.
Paddlers are advised to exercise caution
with streamflow discharge 93%
the seasonal average of 150 cfs.
Weather on the river today will be a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. mostly sunny, with a high near 89. west northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 16 mph.
Temps are expected to range between
over the next 5 days
Classified as a
whitewater paddling location
is best paddled when discharge levels are
between 250 cfs to 1300 cfs
Lower Boulder Canyon
As a Boulder local, I have a love hate relationship with Boulder creek. It's Boulder's main artery and so much fun at elusive high flows, but so rocky and poor quality at low flows. Why people insist on dropping everything to run this stretch of "almost" whitewater at 200 cfs is beyond me, especially since there are almost always better options with just a little extra driving. Maybe it's the hords of slightly intoxicated college girls in bikinis tubing through the sticky whitewater park in town. For me, the run gets good when the tubing ban goes into effect for the creek (about 500 cfs).
Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Boulder Creek are between a bare minimum of 250cfs and a high of 1,300cfs.
River conditions sourced from USGS 06730500, the Boulder Creek At Mouth
Remember only watercraft are permitted
at Lower Boulder Canyon.
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