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Csbball 10-27-2013 2:58 PM

colorado river
 
hey everyone, im moving towards blythe,ca. ill be right next to the colorado river, has anyone wakeboarded out there, if so let me know some info, im guessing since its a river its pretty shallow. do you think it would be ok to have a ballast loaded boat on that river. any insight woiuld be appreciated
thanks

slipknot 10-29-2013 8:32 AM

sure, no problem, watch out for sandbars though;)

scotthons 10-29-2013 2:15 PM

I grew up going to that part of the river. It has been years for me, but I still have family and friends that go there often and enjoy it. Watch out for sandbars is a great recommendation!

Csbball 10-30-2013 12:53 PM

Sandbars huh! Ok thanks guys. Is there any place to board around the riverside county

Fourspeednup 10-30-2013 10:00 PM

Some very shallow areas on that stretch of river. Not to say it couldn't be done with a weighted v-drive but a mistake will get costly. I'd tow up to Parker where the water is much deeper. If your schedule allows for riding on weekdays you'll have the place to yourself.

brettw 10-31-2013 10:12 AM

Here's a link for the damn release at Parker, which will affect the river depth around Blythe and further down. You'll need to learn how the release #s corresponds with water levels and on which days and just learn the river. The guy I bought my boat from launched around Blythe and cruised down the river from there for 10 years without any major problems.

http://www.usbr.gov/lc/region/g4000/hourly/rivops.html

Csbball 11-09-2013 11:09 AM

Thanks everyone for the help, much appreciated. That's one thing I hate about rivers, to shallow.


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