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Last Call for Dolores River Flow Study Participation (CO)

Posted: 08/31/2010
By: Nathan Fey

American Whitewater is wrapping up it's assessment of preferred boating flows for the main stem and tributaries of the Dolores River below and above McPhee Reservoir in southwestern, Colorado. We developed this survey so individuals can report their runs and  strengthen the role of recreational interests in deciding what the future of the Dolores River will look like.


Our goal is to utilize information you provide in the survey to help quantify flow preferences for whitewater boating, which will identify the range of flows necessary to provide whitewater recreation experiences, from technical low water to challenging high water trips. The information you provide will help American Whitewater negotiate new reservoir operations and protect and enhance instream flows.


AW is currently working with local governments, conservation groups, and State and Federal agencies to decide the future of the Dolores River and its tributaries.


There are only 3 weeks left to participate in the study!


Please pass along the word about this survey to fellow paddlers. The more responses we get the more useful our results will be. We will publish results of this survey for the benefit of paddlers with an interest in recreational opportunities on the Dolores.


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Colorado Stewardship Director

Nathan Fey

1601 Longs Peak Ave.

Longmont, CO 80501

Phone: 303-859-8601
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Dolores River (CO)

American Whitewater is working to conserve and restore a dynamic, healthy Dolores River by leveraging recreational water needs to enhance and support in-stream flows.

Lower Dolores Working Group (CO)

AW is working with a broad group of stakeholders to draft a new federal legislation that protects water and the iconic landscapes of the lower Dolores River.



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