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looking for a water gage for Luis Leon Mexico Reservoir into Rio Grande

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Offline okieboater

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Hello from a new forum member.

I have been to Big Bend several times.

Wanting to float the lower canyons in canoes or rafts in 2017.  I have done the upper canyons float.

I have the gages in the park.   

My research tells me most of the flow of the Rio Grande in the BB Park comes from Mexico Rio Concho below Presidio TX.

I cannot find a online gage for Rio Concho flow,  can any member give me information on a Rio Concho flow or any help attempting to determine if flows in BB Park will last long enough to get to the park from Tulsa OK for the lower canyons float.  Like long range weather etc for the BB Park area.

Much appreciated.

dave

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You might also want to call and ask at Far Flung or Desert Sports, they will for sure know about any Mexican gauges and how long flow might last.
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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Offline GaryF

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This link shows the reservoirs feeding the Rio Concho, with release rates - data looks to run about a day behind.  http://www.ibwc.gov/wad/flowdata.htm     Scroll down a bit to see Luis Leon, release rate yesterday was 16 cms, which would translate to about 565 cubic feet per second.

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Offline okieboater

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Thanks guys!!

This is what I am looking for.

The Lower Canyons run is up as of 26 Jan 2017.

What I am attempting to do if figure out if it will stay up long enough for us Okies to get out there and do the run before the flow dies out.

Based on these gages, looks like almost all the flow is from Mexico.

I am a long time boater and can pretty much guess how long a run will hold up on a lot of rivers.  Lower Canyons of Rio Grande is not one I have been able to figure out.

I talked to some more experienced Lower Canyons boaters and their advice was November historically has been the most constant boatable level for the Lower Canyons.   Any feedback on anything about Lower Canyons is appreciated.

dave

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Online Flash

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Dave,

Have you been in touch with Louis Aulbach yet?  He sort of wrote the book on the Lower Canyons... Check out the link to his webpage and he is also on Facebook...  :great:

- Flash

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Offline okieboater

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Re: looking for a water gage for Luis Leon Mexico Reservoir into Rio Grande
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2017, 10:12:10 AM »
I got both of Louis's guidebooks on Rio Grande in Big Bend.

And, swapped several emails with him.  What a neat person he is and a wealth of information.

I have the maps in his book and along with my Garmin 76 Gsx and Garmin Mapsource are attempting to get GPS way points that match his maps.  I am just guessing by looking at my Mapsource topo's and Louis's book maps attempting to get in sync.  If anyone else has GPS waypoints for this, I would appreciate  having a copy.  It is slow going for me as I am working on waypoints for Lower Pecos as well and it is a slow process.  Louis does not have GPS waypoints according to our emails.

 


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