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Gore Canyon Whitewater Park - A Stand Up Story

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Gore Canyon: A Paddler's Paradise

The official ribbon cutting for the Gore Canyon Whitewater Feature at Pump House took place this Monday, July 13 on site with over 100 people gathered for the celebration. Grand County has lead the project since its inception in 2010 and worked closely with Eagle and Summit counties as well as water conservationists, water advocates, water planners, water engineers, and water attorneys. Jason Carey, got in his kayak to enjoy the whitewater feature for the first time on Monday to the delight of all the on lookers. The dedication and ribbon-cutting were followed by a delicious lunch and raft trip down the Upper Colorado from Pump House to Radium. American Whitewater, a stakeholder in the Upper Colorado Wild and Scenic designation and project leader, hosted a kayak demonstration early in the day to demonstrate to all the project funders and proponents in attendance what type of recreation the project was built to support. Kayakers, stand-up paddle boarders, rafters, and fishermen all enjoyed the feature and together without conflict. Nathan Fey remarked on the project's ability to create such a great new feature with a small ecological footprint, " Of the 28 [Recreational In-Channel Diversions] in the state, it is the first on the Upper Colorado and the water rights that accompany it will support local industry and protect against the threat of a water call, shepherding the water downstream to maximize water use throughout the state."American Whitewater
Below is a clipping about the gore Canyon feature from the Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Grand Opening of the Gore Canyon Whitewater Park at Pumphouse

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