#Snowpack/#runoff news: Rafting outfitters optimistic

Westwide SNOTEL basin-filled map April 19, 2017 via the NRCS.

From TheDenverChannel.com (Marc Stewart):

Rafting trips along the Arkansas River are getting a jump start this season, fueled in part by the heaps of mountain snow melting in the Colorado high country…

Many areas along the Arkansas River are seeing strong white water, coming from the mountain terrain in Leadville, about 150 miles away. Because of the rich high country snow, you’ll likely see faster water and bigger rapids.

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