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Vallecito Creek Trail

Postby JeffC » Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:11 pm

Does anyone have information about the water level on Vallecito Creek at the Dead Horse crossing? My wife and I were hoping to take that trail next week. We're hoping to cross Vallecito there.

Thanks!

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Re: Vallecito Creek Trail

Postby DaveLanders » Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:43 pm

I don't have any direct information for you for this year. I have been in there twice since the bridge was destroyed several
years ago, but always later in the summer. Given the amount of snow that people are reporting in Chicago Basin, I
would expect that crossing to be fairly difficult right now.

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Re: Vallecito Creek Trail

Postby Dorje1018 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:02 pm

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/co/nwis/uv?site_no=09352900

As of Thursday, the Dead Horse crossing was low-thigh deep (on a 6'0" person). There are two hand lines strung across Vallecito.
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Re: Vallecito Creek Trail

Postby DaveLanders » Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:27 pm

Dorje1018 wrote:http://waterdata.usgs.gov/co/nwis/uv?site_no=09352900

As of Thursday, the Dead Horse crossing was low-thigh deep (on a 6'0" person). There are two hand lines strung across Vallecito.

Thanks for finding that gauging site. In prior years I had never been able to find one that wasn't below the Vallecito Dam.
And that was mostly worthless because its flow depended on how much water the dam operators were releasing from
the reservoir.

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Re: Vallecito Creek Trail

Postby Dorje1018 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:06 pm

DaveLanders wrote:
Dorje1018 wrote:http://waterdata.usgs.gov/co/nwis/uv?site_no=09352900

As of Thursday, the Dead Horse crossing was low-thigh deep (on a 6'0" person). There are two hand lines strung across Vallecito.

Thanks for finding that gauging site. In prior years I had never been able to find one that wasn't below the Vallecito Dam.
And that was mostly worthless because its flow depended on how much water the dam operators were releasing from
the reservoir.


Sure, this is the link to the statewide Colorado streamflow data. http://waterdata.usgs.gov/co/nwis/rt
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