Eric Kuhn points out that the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon on Colorado’s West Slope, and its major tributary here the Roaring Fork, peaked last Friday, right around the time I was up there gawking at all the water:
Flows on the Colorado River at Dotsero and the Roaring Fork River at Glenwood Springs peaked on June 9th – the CR @ 10000 & the RF @ 6000cfs pic.twitter.com/t5UxcmE1Xw
— Richard Eric Kuhn (@R_EricKuhn) June 13, 2017
For a New Mexico Rio Grande guy, that’s a lot of water. But it’s actually less than currently flowing on the Green River in Utah, the main Colorado’s other big tributary.
But still, a lot of water. When I got down to the Roaring Fork, I could understand the name.