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Big Bend National Park Q&A => Boating on the Rio Grande => Topic started by: House Made of Dawn on October 23, 2018, 03:50:04 PM

Title: Request for pictures of the Rio Grande at or near flood stage in Big Bend
Post by: House Made of Dawn on October 23, 2018, 03:50:04 PM
Spurred on by rains from Hurricane Willa, and coming on top of an already wet month, the rio is moving toward flood stage in Big Bend as I type this.

https://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=TXZ081&warncounty=TXC043&firewxzone=TXZ081&local_place1=5%20Miles%20SW%20Big%20Bend%20National%20Park%20TX&product1=Hazardous+Weather+Outlook&lat=29.2502&lon=-103.2504

If anyone happens to be near the river between now and Thursday afternoon and takes a picture of the river, many of us would certainly appreciate it if you could post them here, along with the location and time of the photograph. Anything from along Highway 170, Lajitas, from the Mesa de Anguila, the mouth of Santa Elena Canyon, near Castolon or Cottonwood Campground, along the River Road, Rio Grande Village, Boquillas, or the overlooks into Boquillas Canyon would be wonderful. Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Request for pictures of the Rio Grande at or near flood stage in Big Bend
Post by: Hoodoo on October 23, 2018, 05:19:05 PM
Donít know how bad it will be this time but this is what it looked like in 2008.

 Rio  Grande Aerial Flood Survey from 2008  (http://www.bigbendchat.com/portal/forum/big-bend-boating-on-the-rio-grande/rio-grande-aerial-flood-survey-from-presidio-to-rio-grande-village-2008/)
Title: Re: Request for pictures of the Rio Grande at or near flood stage in Big Bend
Post by: House Made of Dawn on October 23, 2018, 05:53:37 PM
Wowza!!!! I haven't seen those before. Thanks!!!
Title: Re: Request for pictures of the Rio Grande at or near flood stage in Big Bend
Post by: House Made of Dawn on October 25, 2018, 11:47:49 PM
Today's Daily Report, courtesy of Desert Sports. River flow at Castolon over 2600cfs.  At that level, the Rockslide is for large rafts only, piloted by experts. Or a really, really confident solo floater. 

https://www.desertsportstx.com/daily-report/
Title: Re: Request for pictures of the Rio Grande at or near flood stage in Big Bend
Post by: CC on October 27, 2018, 09:34:51 AM
Happy to oblige, thanks to the WiFi in the PJ menís room.  I rolled in to the park just after the visitor center closed, then I got the last site at Cottonwood.  No problems getting permits this morning, still some availability for backcountry. 

The Rio Grande at Cottonwood, Friday evening 10-26-2018, around 1000 cfs.
 https://youtu.be/iUdWtzrDEak (https://youtu.be/iUdWtzrDEak)
Title: Re: Request for pictures of the Rio Grande at or near flood stage in Big Bend
Post by: House Made of Dawn on October 27, 2018, 10:19:36 AM
Thatís perfect, CC!!! A nice  reference location that we all recognize, good for comparison purposes. Very helpful. Thank you!


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