Eagle Co. rivers set to peak | SummitDaily.com

Eagle Co. rivers set to peak

EDWARD STONEReagle county correspondent

VAIL – Warm temperatures have Eagle County rivers raging and ready to peak at higher-than-average levels in the next week or two.Lakota will probably have to stop running Dowd Chute raft tours for a few days when the Eagle River peaks, said Karl Borski, a guide for Lakota GuidesBorski. When the river rises over 6.5 feet at the chute, it’s unsafe for commercial rafting tours. The river was at 5.5 feet Thursday, Borski said.Water experts predicts the flow for the Eagle River at Avon will increase another 53 percent by the time it peaks. They’re predicting the river will peak at 2,357 cubic feet per second (CFS). The river was running at 1,540 CFS on Wednesday at Avon.The Gore Creek at Red Sandstone Creek is predicted to peak at 660 CFS, above the average peak of 589 CFS. On Wednesday it was running at 548 CFS.This past winter, both Vail and Beaver Creek mountains got the most snowfall at the top of the mountains in nine seasons.

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