Document - Gunnison River Flow Study 2013: Report and Recommendations

Abstract

An online survey collected information from 331 respondents who evaluated flows for whitewater boating on 17 river and stream segments in the Basin. Respondent data was organized to identify minimum, acceptable and optimal flows for whitewater boating, summarized by Flow-Evaluation curves describing the quality of boating opportunities for each measured stream-flow. Respondents also reported flows that provide certain recreation experiences or “niches”, from technical low water to challenging high water trips. This report provides a baseline set of information for whitewater recreation in the Gunnison River Basin that can be applied to evaluating future water management actions or risk management strategies.

Description

This report describes flows that provide whitewater boating opportunities for various craft-types on targeted river segments in the Gunnison River Basin in western Colorado.

Document Information

Filename - Gunnison River Flow Study 2013: Report and Recommendations1218.pdf

Size - 1.86MB