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Whitewater River Run

Wyoming Big Thompson

Main Section

Class IV+ TO V Easy

20 CFS

Too Low
76°, Increasing Clouds

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 19.6 cfs
Gage Height 3.5 ft
Reporting Streamgage Laramie River At Laramie
USGS 06660000

Nearby Snowpack and Water Data

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Bobtail Creek Near Jones Pass
USGS 09034900
4 cfs 2.5 ft
Cache La Poudre River At Fort Collins
USGS 06752260
6 cfs 0.4 ft
Harvard Gulch At Colorado Blvd.
USGS 06711570
0 cfs 9.3 ft
Laramie River At Laramie
USGS 06660000
20 cfs 3.5 ft
S Clear Cr Abv Lwr Cabin Cr Res Spilwy Nr Georgtwn
USGS 06714500
4 cfs 0.4 ft
Plum Creek Near Sedalia
USGS 06709000
10 cfs 3.4 ft
Big Thompson River At Mouth
USGS 06744000
47 cfs 1.4 ft
West Fork Clear Creek Abv Mouth Nr Empire
USGS 06716100
27 cfs 4.4 ft
Cache La Poudre R A Mo Of Cn
USGS 06752000
55 cfs 2.8 ft
St. Vrain Creek Below Longmont
USGS 06725450
-999,999 cfs ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Wild Basin
12" 1"
Fool Creek
1" 0"
Bear Lake
1" 0"
Hourglass Lake
1" 0"
Jones Pass
12" 0"
Never Summer
1" 0"
7" 1"

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Kelly Flats 29 6,751 ft
Mountain Park 54 6,678 ft
Ansel Watrous 16 5,839 ft
Flatiron Reservoir None 5,483 ft
Narrows 5 6,470 ft
Lower Narrows 8 6,470 ft
Stove Prairie 9 6,068 ft
Kelly Dahl 46 8,615 ft
Meadow Park None 5,349 ft
Pinewood Reservoir 22 6,604 ft
Peaceful Valley 17 8,552 ft
Reverends Ridge - Golden Gate State Park 106 9,105 ft
Dutch George 20 6,520 ft
Hermit Park Open Space None 8,313 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Ski Estes Park (Hidden Valley) 1" 61° 0"
Echo Mountain Park 0" 59° 0"
Eldora Mountain Resort -1" 62° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Main Section 55.3cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Upper South Boulder Creek 5.0cfs None Mi V+
Golden Whitewater Park 3.92cfs 0.75 Mi II+
Upper Narrows 182.0cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Upper North Fork 27.7cfs 9.0 Mi IV+ to V-
Middle Narrows 182.0cfs 1.0 Mi IV to V-
Steven's Gulch to Bridges Take Out 182.0cfs 12.0 Mi III- to IV+
Lower Boulder Canyon 42.0cfs None Mi IV- to V-
Lower North Fork 182.0cfs 11.0 Mi III
Rustic (Upper) 182.0cfs 20.0 Mi III to III+
Lower Narrows 182.0cfs 0.5 Mi V- to V+
Upper Clear Creek 60.7cfs 2.5 Mi IV- to IV+
Idledale to Morrison 11.2cfs 3.0 Mi IV+ to V
Filter Plant 3.92cfs None Mi II to III+
October Hole 37.8cfs None Mi II
Upper South Boulder Creek 5.0cfs None Mi V+
SSV - Confluence to Picnic Grounds 37.8cfs 5.0 Mi V to V+
Tunnel 1 to Golden Whitewater Park 60.7cfs None Mi III- to III+
Gnar Section 405.0cfs 1.0 Mi V+
NSV 37.8cfs 13.0 Mi V+
Filter Plant 3.92cfs None Mi II to III+

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