River is UP! Let’s go rafting!

Rio Conchos joins flows with the Rio Grande as a release of water from Mexico’s reservoir, Luis Leon, has reached the Big Bend area. We saw Colorado Canyon at a ‘fun way to spend a hot day’ level of 1500 cfs yesterday in Big Bend Ranch State Park. And today, Santa Elena is at a lovely one-day level at 1750 cfs. And hey, there is shade at the take-out thanks to Big Bend National Park. Wheel keep you posted.

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4 Responses to River is UP! Let’s go rafting!

  1. Mike Long says:

    Mexico has scaled back the release, only letting out about 1/2 of what was scheduled. Stay tuned for more updates.

  2. Bill Derrick says:

    Thanks for the update Mike!

  3. CLIFF says:


    How is the river running?

    • Desert Toad says:

      Howdy Cliff! The river has been up a few days from the area rains but is dropping out. Day trips are limited but canoeing is great for longer trips. Keep an eye on our daily report, or give us call for the latest updates.