Positive outlook for whitewater rafting season on the Arkansas River in Colorado

Arkansas River Rafting Trips

River Runners prepares for normal spring runoff

River Runners is preparing for a normal (normal = awesome) runoff on the Arkansas River in Colorado and is now offering guided whitewater rafting trips through September 7 (Labor Day), 2015.

The snowpack for the total Arkansas River Basin has dipped below 70 percent of average, but upper basin totals are near normal and more snow is in the forecast as of mid-April.

Water managers expect the Voluntary Flow Management Program, an agreement to augment flows on the Upper Arkansas River for recreation, to be implemented this summer, according to Rob White, park manager, Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (AHRA).

“The outlook for the Voluntary Flow Management Program is positive. Considering the current conditions, the AHRA expects the full allotment of 10,000 acre feet will be available for whitewater recreation from July 1 – August 15,” White said in a phone interview conducted by River Runners.

This is good news for outfitters on the Arkansas River, which are used to having quality rafting conditions nearly every year.

The flow management program is unique to the Arkansas River and is just one of the reasons why we always have enough water to raft. It’s still early, but right now we expect great rafting conditions all summer long.

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