Re: Serious Water
From the Boulder "Daily Camera" online
In fact, a USGS gauge on Boulder Creek at North 75th Street on Friday morning measured a flow rate even higher than that which the 100-year ranking was based on.
The flow Friday morning was measured at 5,200 cubic feet per second, substantially higher than the 4,500 cfs rate previously measured. By 4:15 p.m. Friday, it had slipped back down to 4,460 cfs.
That gauge has only been in place for 26 years, but its previous highest flow rate ever measured was 2,050 in May 2003.
"We're looking at levels in Boulder Creek which we probably have not seen since the late 1930s," said Robert Kimbrough, associate director of the USGS Colorado Water Science Center. He did note, however, that Boulder Creek did not have a gauge that the USGS can depend on from 1955 to 1979.