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Lawson Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Clear Creek

Lawson Info
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Put In:  Lawson
Take Out:  Dumont
Difficulty:  Class IV
Gradient:  67 fpm
Run Length:  2 miles
Current Streamflow:  27 cfs @ 12/14/2016 09:45 AM - CLEAR CREEK NEAR LAWSON, CO, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  350+ cfs
Streamflow Comments:  This section is class IV- < 600 cfs, class IV between 600 and 1,000 cfs, and class IV+ >1,000 cfs
Season Comments:  May, June, July
Primary Season:  This section of river usually runs during June and July, depending on current snowpack it will sometimes run as early as may and as late as August.
Permit:  None presently required
Character/Similar To:  Continuous whitewater, most drops are long narrow ledge drops creating a fun splashy ride. At flows aound 1,200 cfs expect some good play waves.
Hazards:  At high flows there are very few eddies in this section.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Mixed private and public
Wilderness:  No
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (CO), 41.2 miles (51 minutes) West of Denver

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