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    Weather and Whether in NorCal above Sacramento

    I find it interesting that the flow of the NFAR is holding steady at 2000 CFS with small surges above that value and the daytime temperatures at the Royal Gorge Ski area are between 50 to 60 degrees with night time temperatures above freezing. Hmmmmmm. But it is still too early for a melt off of all the snow as well, more snow could still hit in late spring to May. This is a bit like the Stock Market, a guessing game with limited guidance. Let's not get our hopes up as they could easily get covered with more white stuff.............................63bkpkr
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    It had been really nice here in the valley the last few days. It feels like summer and has been dipping into the low 80's. More rain to come thought it looks like.
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    Hi Asmbandits,
    Thank you for that most interesting input, at what elevation are you?

    I just checked the conditions at Royal Gorge 66 F with night time lows of 35 F, while the NFAR is running at 2260 CFS again with the day to night time up and down swings. The five day forcast for RG looks to be the same temperature ranges with no snow or rain forcasted yet.
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    With this niceness this past week, and the truck running better, I've decided a recon trip to Meat Creek will happen Easter Sunday. It's kind of tradition as my claim was located five years ago on Easter. My new chainsaw and just small tools will make this trip. I probably won't even get the pan wet.

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    Rain comes wednesday up here again. Been real nice but..............John
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    Rivers are running pretty high be careful out there !!!! More Rain coming at the end of the week
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    There was too much thick, white, icey stuff on the road to my claim yesterday so I didn't make the last half mile. A warm, wet system comes in next weekend so it should melt off that nastiness. Next trip will be in three weeks.
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    Its way too early to be Certain of just What is going to be happening "out there" but it is fun to keep track of and Dream!...........63bkpkr
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    For the next 10 months, I find more and more tools of the trade residing in the back of my truck. It's mostly the stuff that ain't afraid of the rain, but it's all stuff that is needed. I can be loaded up and on the road in under an hour. It takes me longer to put up the tent than to load a weekend's worth of gear and beer. After that first successful drive to the claim, it's game on for nearly every other weekend through October. They say this weekend's storm could be the last one for a month. That may not be so good for the water needs, but it is good for early spring mining.
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    I use this site to track the snow melt. If you use a 14 day range on tribs above dams, you can see when the springs melt peaks Current River Conditions
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    mike691, IF the weather forecasters were able to accurately judge what the weather would be that would be stupendous especially for a month out! Alas it has been my experience that there are times when their abilities fall short for even the next day's actual weather but, they keep trying. Winter weather can be deadly especially when a person is working in the mountains along rivers, I tend to not play there in the winter. On top of the mountain I've skied and snow camped but usually not down in the canyon especially in the upper regions of any canyon. That being said my first ever trip into the NFAR was in February of 1963 going in on the Green Valley Trail on the Alta side. I consider that I was lucky to have survived my choices that day however, the river was an awesome beast with wall to wall water, milk chocolate brown color, roaring with boulders bouncing on the bedrock. I was hooked on the areas power and beauty so I've never stopped going in along the NFAR in the summer.

    calnatv, that is an interesting water flow site! I took a quick look at it, the difference between the data and the two sites would seem to be the choice of the X & Y axis of the chart as the Cal Current River Conditions graph shows a milder up and down rate of the daytime to night flow rates. Both graphs say the snow is melting as the river flow is staying consistently high with the steady undulating day to night flow swing. The Cal CRC charts are easier to
    use/locate a specific river than the USGS site.
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    cottonwood creek is a steelhead green color. snow is melting, but not too rapidly. doesnt look like we will get any humdingers this year. tributaries should be whats on the menu right now...when those dry up it will be the larger creeks. for me the water is a hindrance, but ive learned to work around it. beep beep.
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    More rain and more rain again for another weekend
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