Gauge Description:

The gauge for the South St. Vrain is primarily visual. (1in5)

Basically, the flow for SSV is determined by taking the South Saint Vrain in Lyons minus the North Saint Vrain below Buttonrock Reservoir.

150 CFS is the bare minimum

250 ~ 400 CFS is good

400~600 CFS is high, narrows not typicaly run

750 CFS, highest decent, jihad to 1in5

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
SOUTH SAINT VRAIN NEAR WARD
codwr-SSVWARCO0 150 - 600 cfs V+ 6d05h23m 3.47 cfs (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
150 - 600 cfs barely runnable-high runnable V+ gauge is important or has warning Higher flow decents have been completed, only from jihad down.
200 - 400 cfs barely runnable-high runnable V+ gauge is important or has warning Ideal Narrows flow

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