West Fork of the Little Thompson is in fact lower than a week ago, that I can report.Fished on Monday in the front range and runoff has started here. Flows had more than doubled from a week before and water was stained. Imagine it’s running much harder by now with the past few days near 80°
You say tomato, I say tomato.West Fork of the Little Thompson is in fact lower than a week ago, that I can report.
Moraine Park gage is at 70. Nice bump, not run off. Each new seasonal peaks will flush some crud through, but flows around here are already cleared up and streams will be trending back down. I don't really consider it to be run-off until we're seeing overnight temps steadily above freezing at 10K feet and above, where the snowpack is. This is just mid elevations melting out. Unless it stays this warm. There's snow in the Estes Park 10-day.
In some places it's already starting to clear. It's gonna be a short runoff season and looking like a short water supply season. Maybe a good year for the Salmonfly hatch!