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Oak Creek - March 8, 2019

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Oak Creek - March 8, 2019
« on: March 10, 2019, 09:54:07 PM »
In three previous visits to the Tiedown Tree on the Oak Spring service road, I have not seen flowing surface water. However, I have seen the road crossing moist and muddy once, but never water running down the creek bed.

On Friday March 8, 2019, while out on a hike, I was pleasantly surprised with the following:



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I picked up an extra liter from the creek to help with completion of my hike.


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« Last Edit: March 10, 2019, 10:03:05 PM by Flash »

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Re: Oak Creek - March 8, 2019
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2019, 07:24:36 AM »
Nice reports Flash, looks like you make the loop.  Looking forward to the whole enchilada!
temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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Re: Oak Creek - March 8, 2019
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2019, 10:10:53 AM »
GORGEOUS! We’re heading out to Bandelier NM today. I look forward to reading your full report when we get back out.


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Re: Oak Creek - March 8, 2019
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2019, 11:57:58 AM »
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We’re heading out to Bandelier NM
Please give us a report on Bandelier. I was there about 2-3 years ago and it wasn't what it used to be -- the water no longer ran clear through the creek in Frijoles Canyon.  :icon_cry:
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Re: Oak Creek - March 8, 2019
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2019, 11:59:39 AM »
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I have seen the road crossing moist and muddy once
I have seen water flowing across the road more than once, but that was during the "rainy" season -- typically late August.
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Re: Oak Creek - March 8, 2019
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 09:10:44 AM »
Oak Spring outflow is related to how much water is being pumped up to the Basin and consumed by park visitors.

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