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Old 05-03-2012, 02:28 PM   #1
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Seasonal roads opening early

Fresh updates:

Independence Pass OPEN
Cottonwood Pass (BV to Taylor Res) OPEN


Guanella OPEN as of May 4th

Kebler Open as of May 8th

Trail Ridge/RMNP OPEN as of May 14th


No word on Mt Evans (Scheduled for May 25th)


Oh and for you fackers that LIKE to pedal...the Vail bike path is open as well
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:50 PM   #2
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Nice, update!

My SDR is itching for some independence!
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:13 PM   #3
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:19 PM   #4
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:06 PM   #5
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Well, this isn't a surprise...

From Denver Water's website;

At its April 25, 2012, Board meeting, Denver Water declared a Stage 1 drought in recognition of current watershed conditions: very low streamflow, and predictions of more dry weather. A Stage 1 drought calls for customers to voluntarily reduce their water use. However, Denver Water’s summer watering rules are always in effect from May 1 to Oct. 1.

And more;

Denver Water is enforcing its annual watering rules (May 1 to Oct. 1), so please use water wisely.

Water during cooler times of the day — lawn watering is NOT allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Water no more than three days per week.
Do not allow water to pool in gutters, streets and alleys.
Do not waste water by letting it spray on concrete and asphalt.
Repair leaking sprinkler systems within 10 days.
Do not irrigate while it is raining or during high winds.
Use a hose nozzle with a shut-off valve when washing your car.
*Please note, there are some exceptions to watering rules and how the rules apply to gardening.

All of it is good advice even when we aren't facing drought conditions.

Just ordered $300 worth of replacement sprinkler nozzles to convert from spray heads to rotor nozzles, and $350 worth of drip irrigation supplies to water our 1600 s.f. of garden with. Gonna be a busy spring fighting my arch nemesis of a sprinkler system.

Hope to end up with it all automated to water automatically so I can ride more, weed less!!!

Cheers!
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:07 AM   #6
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All of it is good advice even when we aren't facing drought conditions.

Good call Dave. It is DRY.

Indy will open 2.5 weeks early and COULD have been two weeks sooner but crews were taking the opportunity to do road patching and guardrail. That is a Month early.

Kebler will be a full month early from last year to the day.

Gonna be a "brown" summer
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:35 AM   #7
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you guys shouldn't be in the woods when it's dry. the forest may spontaneously combust. No shooting either.
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Old 05-04-2012, 01:17 PM   #8
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May 4th Update


Just got a call from the Clear Creek Road office, Guanella is OPEN for the season weather permitting
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:14 PM   #9
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For what it's worth, every seasonal gate I have encountered on the Rio Grande this spring has been open....
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:17 PM   #10
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I hope this doesn't mean we get 3 feet of snow on September 3rd.. it'd be nice to have a long season up high after last winters epic snow.

FWIW.. we were up in Crested Butte last weekend (or was it the weekend before?) and the mountains north west (Schofield'sih) were still giant marshmallows. Pearl Pass road was also still closed all the way down at the end of town.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:17 PM   #11
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Rampart Range Rd. opened a few days ago
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:04 PM   #12
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you guys shouldn't be in the woods when it's dry. the forest may spontaneously combust. No shooting either.
I do have a controlled burn planned ...is that ok? I am a professional.
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:05 PM   #13
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I am hoping that Parker water puts a water ban in effect but doubt it considering the majority of our water comes from local wells. Best day of my life if I don't have to water my worthless front lawn that is on a 10 percent grade.


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From Denver Water's website;

At its April 25, 2012, Board meeting, Denver Water declared a Stage 1 drought in recognition of current watershed conditions: very low streamflow, and predictions of more dry weather. A Stage 1 drought calls for customers to voluntarily reduce their water use. However, Denver Water’s summer watering rules are always in effect from May 1 to Oct. 1.

And more;

Denver Water is enforcing its annual watering rules (May 1 to Oct. 1), so please use water wisely.

Water during cooler times of the day — lawn watering is NOT allowed between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Water no more than three days per week.
Do not allow water to pool in gutters, streets and alleys.
Do not waste water by letting it spray on concrete and asphalt.
Repair leaking sprinkler systems within 10 days.
Do not irrigate while it is raining or during high winds.
Use a hose nozzle with a shut-off valve when washing your car.
*Please note, there are some exceptions to watering rules and how the rules apply to gardening.

All of it is good advice even when we aren't facing drought conditions.

Just ordered $300 worth of replacement sprinkler nozzles to convert from spray heads to rotor nozzles, and $350 worth of drip irrigation supplies to water our 1600 s.f. of garden with. Gonna be a busy spring fighting my arch nemesis of a sprinkler system.

Hope to end up with it all automated to water automatically so I can ride more, weed less!!!

Cheers!
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:53 PM   #14
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I do have a controlled burn planned ...is that ok? I am a professional.
Oh SNAP!
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:22 AM   #15
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From Denver Water's website;

Do not irrigate while it is raining or during high winds.
I wonder if the citizens can ticket the city? I was riding to work today on the KLR and in Lafayette, they had the sprinklers going in a park during a downpour.
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