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  colorado flood/Mississippi River
  Posted by: redrocket on Sep-19-13 7:59 PM (EST)
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Does anyone in have an educated guess on how the floods in colorado will affect the lower Mississippi river? Thank you.

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  purely observational
  Posted by: radiomix on Sep-19-13 9:14 PM (EST)
But, not much.

Ryan L.
  Not much
  Posted by: Guideboatguy on Sep-19-13 9:19 PM (EST)
Even if the entire front range of the Rockies were severely flooded, that's an awfully tiny percentage of the total area drained by the Mississippi. The proverbial drop in the bucket is currently a much bigger drop, that's all. That's the logic behind my best guess anyway.
  Here's a good link
  Posted by: randy_morgart on Sep-19-13 10:30 PM (EST)
You can see the South Platte River spiked up about 10 ft but once it joined the North Platte the spike is only about 6.5 feet. Neither of these rivers are much compared to the Missouri. By the time all the other rivers join along the way to the Mississippi you may not even be able to see a bump on the graphs. is good for checking levels.

  A drop in the bucket. I'm down visiting
  Posted by: ezwater on Sep-19-13 10:23 PM (EST)
my daughter who lives a short walk from the Mississippi dowstream of New Orleans. It takes much more general, prolonged rain to bring the lower river up.
  Posted by: redrocket on Sep-20-13 6:41 AM (EST)
I attempted to paddle the lower miss this spring, and got chased off by floods. Coast guard shut down the section of river we were on. So now I am gun shy of flooding! I am trying again next week. Just six hundred miles left. Cant wait to get this done and over with. I know I am going in hurricane season now, but that is how my work schedule played out. Thanks for all your guys help. Made me feel much better.
  very, very little
  Posted by: radiomix on Sep-20-13 11:51 AM (EST)
Danger of flooding this time of year. Too warm, no snow melt

Ryan L.
  Good luck on your journey.
  Posted by: Yanoer on Sep-20-13 2:29 PM (EST)
May it be safe, exciting and mind expanding.


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