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MAIN SECTION

Whitewater River Run





Wyoming Big Thompson

Main Section

Class IV+ TO V Easy

48 CFS

Too Low
40°, Sunny And Breezy

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Big Thompson are between a bare minimum of 300cfs and a high of 1,100cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 06660000, the Laramie River At Laramie Remember only watercraft are permitted at Main Section.

Status Too Low
Class Level IV+ to V
Elevation 7,128 ft
Run Length 3.0 Mi
Streamflow Discharge 47.5 cfs
Gage Height 4.7 ft
Reporting Streamgage Laramie River At Laramie
USGS 06660000

Nearby Snowpack and Water Data

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Laramie River At Laramie
USGS 06660000
48 cfs 4.7 ft
South Platte River At Henderson
USGS 06720500
318 cfs 3.8 ft
Bear Creek At Mouth
USGS 06711500
24 cfs 2.5 ft
Laramie River Near Glendevey
USGS 06657500
-999 cfs 0.0 ft
Fall River Near Idaho Springs
USGS 06717000
-999 cfs 3.5 ft
South Platte River Below Union Ave
USGS 06710247
23 cfs 10.8 ft
Coal Creek Near Plainview
USGS 06730300
0 cfs 0.1 ft
Cabin Creek Near Fraser
USGS 09032100
2 cfs 1.5 ft
Middle Boulder Creek At Nederland
USGS 06725500
2 cfs 0.2 ft
Williams Fork Below Steelman Creek
USGS 09035500
1 cfs 2.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Niwot
SNOTEL 663
32" -1"
Echo Lake
SNOTEL 936
18" 0"
Hourglass Lake
SNOTEL 1122
31" 0"
cheyenne wfo
SNOTEL CYSW4
3" -2"
Joe Wright
SNOTEL 551
60" -1"
Willow Park
SNOTEL 870
53" -1"
fort collins
SNOTEL FORC2
3" 0"
Black Mountain
SNOTEL 1161
31" -1"
Copeland Lake
SNOTEL 412
24" -2"
Lake Eldora
SNOTEL 564
33" -1"
University Camp
SNOTEL 838
40" 0"
Sawtooth
SNOTEL 1251
64" -2"
Long Draw Resv
SNOTEL 1123
45" 0"
Wild Basin
SNOTEL 1042
41" -1"
Phantom Valley
SNOTEL 688
36" 0"
High Lonesome
SNOTEL 1187
56" -1"
Lake Irene
SNOTEL 565
69" 0"
Crow Creek
SNOTEL 1045
21" -1"
Jackwhacker Gulch
SNOTEL 935
32" 0"
Rawah
SNOTEL 1032
41" 0"
Bear Lake
SNOTEL 322
53" -2"
Deadman Hill
SNOTEL 438
49" -1"
Glen Cove
SNOTEL 1057
6" 0"
Stillwater Creek
SNOTEL 793
33" 0"
Fool Creek
SNOTEL 1186
40" 0"
Loveland Basin
SNOTEL 602
47" -1"
Windy Peak
SNOTEL 872
30" -2"
Berthoud Summit
SNOTEL 335
48" -1"

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Flatiron Reservoir None 5,483 ft
Ansel Watrous 16 5,839 ft
Meadow Park None 5,349 ft
Mountain Park 54 6,678 ft
Pinewood Reservoir 22 6,604 ft
Stove Prairie 9 6,068 ft
Kelly Dahl 46 8,615 ft
Peaceful Valley 17 8,552 ft
Hermit Park Open Space None 8,313 ft
Narrows 5 6,470 ft
Dutch George 20 6,520 ft
Reverends Ridge - Golden Gate State Park 106 9,105 ft
Lower Narrows 8 6,470 ft
Kelly Flats 29 6,751 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Echo Mountain Park 18" 30° 0.31"
Ski Estes Park (Hidden Valley) 57" 24° 0"
Eldora Mountain Resort 34" 30° 0.69"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Lower Boulder Canyon 42.0cfs None Mi IV- to V-
Tunnel 1 to Golden Whitewater Park 60.7cfs None Mi III- to III+
Middle Narrows 182.0cfs 1.0 Mi IV to V-
Lower Narrows 182.0cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Filter Plant 3.92cfs None Mi II to III+
SSV - Confluence to Picnic Grounds 37.8cfs 5.0 Mi V to V+
Golden Whitewater Park 3.92cfs 0.75 Mi II+
Idledale to Morrison 11.2cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Filter Plant 3.92cfs None Mi II to III+
Gnar Section 405.0cfs 1.0 Mi V+
Upper Clear Creek 60.7cfs 2.5 Mi IV- to IV+
NSV 37.8cfs 13.0 Mi V+
Upper Narrows 182.0cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Upper North Fork 27.7cfs 9.0 Mi IV+ to V-
Lower North Fork 182.0cfs 11.0 Mi III
Rustic (Upper) 182.0cfs 20.0 Mi III to III+
October Hole 37.8cfs None Mi II
Upper South Boulder Creek 5.0cfs None Mi V+
Main Section 55.3cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Upper South Boulder Creek 5.0cfs None Mi V+
Steven's Gulch to Bridges Take Out 182.0cfs 12.0 Mi III- to IV+

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