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Roaring Fork Valley Phenology | July 29, 2013

What a difference some rain makes! After a July of almost no rain, the Aspen area hit the jackpot Saturday night and Sunday. The first photo photo was taken Friday afternoon and the second on Sunday afternoon from the Rio Grande trail looking up Hunter Creek. Hunter Creek has been well below average flow for the second year in a row. See the graph here

On Friday, Hunter Creek was reading around 2 cubic feet per second (cfs) at the Aspen gauge (below the Red Mountain and Salvation ditch divversions). Sunday afternoon the same gauge indicated around 70 cfs. 

This week keep an eye out for berries and mushrooms!

~ Jim Kravitz, Director of Naturalist Programs