Dolores River Boating Advocates

Gail Binkly

It’s time to get off the Dolores River if you’re below McPhee Dam and upstream from the confluence with the San Miguel River.

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With McPhee Reservoir rising about a half-foot a day, reservoir managers are planning a "boating spill" starting Thursday or Friday, June 5th or 6th.

Dolores River Boating Advocates

Boaters can now mark their calendars for the first weekend in June to take a trip down the Lower Dolores River.

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The on-again, off-again boating spill from McPhee Dam this year may be on again. The Dolores Water Conservancy District website says that thanks to recent and anticipated heavy precipitation and low irrigation demand, the Dolores River is back on track for a short, small spill, the first in five years. As of Monday, the reservoir was just 12 feet short of being full. The website says if a boating release occurs, it will likely cover the Memorial Day weekend and last five to 10 days at 1,000 or more cubic feet per second.

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In this episode of River Radio, host Sam Carter talks with Nate and Matthew Klema, brothers who grew up boating the Dolores River and have spent much of their lives running rivers around the world, about their recent speed record through the Grand Canyon, and how their experiences have shaped them.

A New Film About The Dolores River

Jan 8, 2015
Rig To Flip

In this episode of The River Trip, new host Sam Carter talks with Cody Perry from Rig To Flip, filmmakers from Steamboat Springs, Colorado, about a new film they will be making in 2015 about the Dolores River, why they are interested in making this film, and how movies about rivers are made using modern digital equipment.

Dolores River Boating Advocates

Oct 9, 2014
Dolores River Boating Advocates

In this episode of the River Trip, KSJD's Tom Yoder turns the tables on regular host Lee-Ann Hill to talk about her work as the Program Coordinator for Dolores River Boating Advocates, along with Sam Carter, who was recently elected Board President of Dolores River Boating Advocates. They discuss recent projects completed by the organization on the Dolores River, their vision for a new boating put-in on the upper Dolores River, and how they balance advocating for whitewater recreation with larger water issues in the southwest.

The River Trip - June 12th, 2014

Jun 12, 2014
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On this expedition of the River Trip, KSJD's monthly program dedicated to river issues and a celebration of those who love to float whitewater, Tom Yoder from KSJD talks with Andy Hutchinson and Josh Munson, board members from Dolores River Boating Advocates, about their spring boating experiences on the upper Dolores, San Miguel, and Colorado Rivers, and how they are working to keep recreational experiences part of the discussion around water rights in the southwest.

The River Trip - April 10th, 2014

Apr 10, 2014
Dolores River Boating Advocates

In this episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with Matt Clark with Trout Unlimited and Nathan Fey of American Whitewater about the Lower Dolores River Implementation, Monitoring, and Evaluation Plan and how it addresses the complex issues that surround water use, fish habitat, and recreation in the Lower Dolores River.

The River Trip - February 13th, 2014

Feb 13, 2014
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In this special Valentine's Day episode of The River Trip, host Lee-Ann Hill talks with environmental educator Jane Dally about her close-up and personal experience in Alaska watching migrating caribou, and Daniel Oppenheimer from the Tamarisk Coalition discusses how helping eradicate invasive species of plants along rivers can foster a deeper appreciation of a waterway's biology, history, and recreational opportunities.

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