Boating continues below McPhee Dam for 18 days

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Boating continues below McPhee Dam for 18 days

Managers announce whitewater release until June 23
Whitewater flows are being released from McPhee Dam to benefit boating on the Lower Dolores River.
When there is more runoff than McPhee Reservoir can hold, it is released into the Dolores River for whitewater boating and ecological benefits.
Dolores River regulations

The Bureau of Land Management regulations for boaters on the Dolores River below McPhee Dam are as follows:
Trips between Bradfield Bridge and Gypsum Valley Bridge are limited to 25 people per group. Groups launching at Slick Rock (private) or Gypsum Valley Bridge are limited to 16 people per group through the wilderness study area.A washable, reusable toilet system or an EPA-approved bag system is required to be carried and used on all river trips to pack out human waste.A fire pan must be used for campfires on all river trips. Collection of down or dead wood is prohibited for resource protection.All dishwater will be strained. Strained water will be emptied into the main channel of the river.A ground cloth to catch micro-trash must be used in kitchens.All dogs must be leashed at put-ins, take-outs and campsites to prevent user conflict and wildlife harassment. Dog feces must be carried out.Do not camp near archaeological sites.Register your party at boat access points. This helps keep good visitation records that can inform funding and management decisions.

Boating continues below McPhee Dam for 18 days

Whitewater flows are being released from McPhee Dam to benefit boating on the Lower Dolores River.
When there is more runoff than McPhee Reservoir can hold, it is released into the Dolores River for whitewater boating and ecological benefits.
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