Flash flood alters river flow through Gunnison Gorge

What once was a technical stretch of rock-dodging whitewater at Boulder Garden Rapid now is a relatively calm piece of water following the Aug. 19 flash flood. A rockslide just downstream has backed at least two feet of water into the rapid. Photo by Ben Olson



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What once was a technical stretch of rock-dodging whitewater at Boulder Garden Rapid now is a relatively calm piece of water following the Aug. 19 flash flood. A rockslide just downstream has backed at least two feet of water into the rapid. Photo by Ben Olson

The quick-hitting storm that spawned what some Hotchkiss residents are calling a “mini-tornado” in that town on Aug. 19 also sent a wall of water flooding the Gunnison Gorge. The…




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