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By Bill Johnson (tigerules) on Friday, June 06, 2008 - 1:25 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
If you all go to Lake Powell on a regular basis you know what a huge deal this is. The Castle Rock Cut will most likely be open by tomorrow morning!!

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With the CRC open you can actually save almost a day and bypass The Narrows which is perfect for wakeboats!!

 
By Chris Watson (watsoc) on Friday, June 06, 2008 - 2:07 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Awesome - thanks for the update BJ!
 
By Jason H (turbonine) on Friday, June 06, 2008 - 4:18 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Best news all day! No more squeezing a houseboat pulling a wakeboat past Antelope.
 
By Taylor P (tp83) on Friday, June 06, 2008 - 4:36 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
thats great to hear, there was so much traffic going through antelope we let the malibu's loose to not have to worry about them.
 
By David Williams (wakeworld) on Friday, June 06, 2008 - 4:54 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
When you say open, do you mean you'll be able to put a houseboat through it??? That would be incredible and will probably save us a couple hundred dollars in gas for Brostock!!
 
By ManFox (h20jnky) on Friday, June 06, 2008 - 8:27 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
how nice will that be!!
 
By Robb Davis (boarder_x) on Friday, June 06, 2008 - 8:45 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
You said save almost a day. From the pic, it's hard to see how far around that really is. Can you be more specific? A day in a houseboat (5mph), a day in a wakeboat going slow through traffic (15mph)?


Sorry, I'm just curious. Never been to Powell, but have been thinking about going.

 
By David Williams (wakeworld) on Friday, June 06, 2008 - 8:55 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
It's really about a 2-3 hour drive to go around, but a major pain! I think it's 12 extra miles.
 
By Robb Davis (boarder_x) on Friday, June 06, 2008 - 9:21 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Thanks David.

Ok, so another question. Is this a result of their finally being rain, or did they let less water through the dam? ... Where is the water coming from?

 
By David Williams (wakeworld) on Friday, June 06, 2008 - 9:24 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I think it's from finally getting some rain and snow in Colorado.
 
By Bill Johnson (tigerules) on Friday, June 06, 2008 - 9:24 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Actually it usually takes about 3 hours and 15 minutes for us to go through the narrows in our houseboat, however depending on the time of day it could cost you an entire day, especially if there is a lot of traffic. If you rent a houseboat it is very possible that all the campsites will be taken and you will have to keep steaming up the lake, often till dark. With the cut open you can easily find a camping spot in the daylight.

For more information you can check Waynes Words, his board is crazy about Powell and the CRC...

Waynes Words

They say it is going up 4" an hour. So if you have a pontoon style houseboat you will most likely be able to make it through sometime tomorrow. If you have one of the newer v-hulls it might be Sunday before you can make it.

 
By Bill Johnson (tigerules) on Friday, June 06, 2008 - 11:16 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I was told that small boats with a low draft can easily make it now...
 
By ColoradoWakeAlliance (epic1) on Friday, June 06, 2008 - 11:36 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
oh yeah, oh yeah, aint no deep space nine! 16" a day pos in flow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
By Bill Johnson (tigerules) on Monday, June 09, 2008 - 3:10 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Looks like perfect timing for Brostock...

It's Open!!

 
By JS (oldmansteck) on Monday, June 09, 2008 - 3:32 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
A few more...wish we could have some from today

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By JS (oldmansteck) on Monday, June 09, 2008 - 3:32 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
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By Scott Legge (w00taz) on Monday, June 09, 2008 - 4:47 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
This have anything to do with the grand canyon cleaning thing that was going on?
 
By Jason H (turbonine) on Monday, June 09, 2008 - 5:44 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Nothing to do with it. Five feet were drained from Powell for the Grand Canyon flush.
 

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