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  Texas Rivers
  Posted by: TBlack on May-10-14 5:58 PM (EST)
   Category: Destinations 

What are the currents of the Brazos and Guadalupe rivers?

Trying to decide which river to go to and how far we can go in 6 days.

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  USGS
  Posted by: melenas on May-10-14 8:28 PM (EST)
Thus United States Geological Survey (USGS) publishes water data for US rivers.

The website http://southwestpaddler.com/indexTX.html has informative descriptions of Texas river sections including recommended flow rates with convenient links to USGS real time data.
 
 
  Be conservative and enjoy yourself more.
  Posted by: g2d on May-10-14 8:53 PM (EST)
If water were "up" (TX has been dry lately), you might push and make up to 20 miles a day. If it's low, you may be getting out and dragging here and there.

On the Dolores, a much faster flowing river (when there is water), I averaged 13 miles a day for three days. Plenty of scenery, but no fish on the Dolores, and I stopped only to stretch my legs.

I seriously suggest keeping it to 10 miles a day, leaving time for hikes and fishing.
 

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