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River: Gunnison River (Upper)

Water show

Post By: yard dogs      Posted: 5/30/2017 12:31:38 PM     Points: 634    
All this water... sure is a good problem to have. Been fishing behind this dam for years and have never seen them let out water like this. They did have all four gates open, but when we went up yesterday there were only two open. Still very cool to see all that water shooting out and the spray was hitting us about 200 yards up the trail.

This is at the Morrow Point dam. The Gunnison river - coming out of Blue Mesa
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 5/30/2017 2:23:19 PM     Points: 31054    
We were in that spot last August speculating on how impressive it would be to so those gates open. Thanks for the pics! I bet you can hear that from miles away.
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 5/30/2017 4:21:06 PM     Points: 9425    
Ranger at BM told us all 5 gates are wide open. The lake has dropped 30-35 feet in the past 10 days. Did not hurt the koke fishing but sure did hurt the trout and lakers.
 Reply by: CACHEM ALL      Posted: 5/31/2017 9:51:18 AM     Points: 204    
Great Pic's.
 Reply by: catfishking      Posted: 5/31/2017 4:31:13 PM     Points: 742    
Cool pics never seen water coming out from the top like that I bet fishing is good below blue mesa
 Reply by: ADub TT      Posted: 5/31/2017 9:26:09 PM     Points: 387    
Hey YardDogs, Diggin,
Help me out here, I think that is Morrow Point or Crystal Res dam? I know it's not Blue Mesa dam. I have been pretty much right where those pics were taken, I remember steep ass windy road to get there? Also I don't think you can drive over top of that dam whereas BM you can drive over. Pics attached are of BM, MP & CR dams from google maps on my phone.
 Reply by: bron      Posted: 6/1/2017 6:01:32 AM     Points: 31054    
Its the Morrow dam by Crystal res.
 Reply by: Pathway      Posted: 6/1/2017 8:32:58 AM     Points: 531    
Hope BR doesn't let it spill too long as it could lead to nitrogen super saturation.
 Reply by: yard dogs      Posted: 6/1/2017 9:21:31 AM     Points: 634    
Bron is right - Morrow Point dam
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: 6/1/2017 7:28:52 PM     Points: 205    
Impressive,I hope it slows down soon want the water to clear up so I can start fishing the canyon!