Dolores River

VIDEO: Jeep tries, fails to cross Dolores River at high water

A Jeep tried – and failed – to cross the Dolores River last weekend during high runoff, prompting an investigation by the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Land Management. Susan...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

There’s still time for whitewater boating on the Lower Dolores River

There is still time to boat the Dolores River below McPhee Dam. A whitewater release might continue into early July while the last of the remaining snowpack comes off the high peaks. Managers are...

DATE: June 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Six inner-tubers rescued on Dolores River

Six Dolores County youths reported missing on the Lower Dolores River were found Sunday morning by a Flight for Life helicopter, according to the Dove Creek Press . The group attempted to float the...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Mancos, La Plata, Animas rivers are near flood stage

Rivers in Southwest Colorado on Saturday again approached flood stage as warm weather sent snowmelt downstream overnight. The National Weather Service on Saturday issued flood advisories for the...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Whitewater dam release for Dolores River scheduled for Memorial Day weekend

A 10-day whitewater boating release is planned for the Dolores River below McPhee dam and reservoir, managers said this week. The recreational water flows will be let out from Tuesday to May 30 and...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores River Festival is June 1

A perfect summer day of music in the park and whitewater rafting will take place during Dolores River Festival June 1. Nine bands will perform between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on two different stages set...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Community

McPhee Dam release will benefit ecology of Dolores River

A whitewater release from McPhee Dam this month will provide boating fun on the Dolores River, but it also will have ecological benefits. Aquatic biologist Jim White with Colorado Parks and...

DATE: May 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Dolores boating release could begin by Memorial Day

McPhee Reservoir managers are predicting a whitewater boating release on the Dolores River in time for Memorial Day weekend. The reservoir is rising more than a foot per day, and irrigation...

DATE: May 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boating release ‘very likely’ on Dolores River

A two- to four-week whitewater release from McPhee Dam into the Dolores River is “very likely” and is expected to begin in late May or early June, reservoir managers told a gathering of 40 boaters...

DATE: April 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Deep snowpack could trigger flooding on Dolores River

With above-average snowpack melting off into the Dolores River, the town of Dolores is considering the potential for flooding this spring. On Monday, 30 officials and residents attended an...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lower Dolores boatable even without reservoir release

Spring runoff from above-average snowpack has created impressive boatable flows on the Dolores River below McPhee Reservoir, even without a release from the dam. Gauges show the lower Dolores River...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores boating group to hold annual river permit party

The Dolores River Boating Advocates will have their annual river permit party from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Dolores Community Center. The event will feature films, food, drinks, a silent auction...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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