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Rafting Season In Colorado Begins Despite Fickle Weather

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) – Rafters and kayakers are already starting to take advantage of above-average flows on Colorado rivers despite the fickle weather.

The Summit Daily News reports that the flow on the Blue River below the Dillon Dam rose to 600 cubic feet per second this weekend. That’s well above the 48-year average.

The Arkansas River, from Buena Vista through Browns Canyon, was flowing at 800 cubic feet per second, which is also above average.

On Saturday, boaters on the Arkansas saw sun in the morning followed by rain showers and snow and wind gusts.

Clear Creek and Ten Mile Creek are still considered to be too low for river running.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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