We went up to Buffalo and the Clear Creek canyon today and were lucky enough (or unlucky enough) to catch a high water event. This description and the book description (both by Dan Crain) say 1.9 ft on the town bridge is a high level. We observed ~3.0 ft on the bridge gauge. I believe this correlates to 750 cfs or more on the NOAA site gauge:
This is the proper gauge for this run, but I don't know how to change it on here. We walked the stuff near the picnic ground then up from the low head dam (take out). Don't think we saw any of the named big rapids, but it looked like big pushy swift class 5 (and should be at that flow). Very beautiful canyon, like to see it at a reasonable flow.
The Clear Creek foot gauge is on the river left side of the main street bridge in historic downtown Buffalo Wyoming.Head upstream on the river right one way road to view gauge. Say hi to the folks at Sports Lure, Silver Dollar Resturant, and Tom's Dinner.
Or use this link: http://water.weather.gov//ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=riw&gage=bccw4&view=1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1&toggles=10,7,8,2,9,15,6&type=0
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