However, this mini-project has been a real eye-opener. There appears to be no consensus amongst guidebook authors or paddlers in general as to what "good flow" means. Some think it's "perfect flow , others "fun flow", others "possible to survive flow", and within those groups each author/paddler has a different paddling style. Evidently there's no pleasing everyone, and probably no hope of pleasing even a majority. So, please treat the flow ranges (both site-specific and reach-specific) as just someone's opinion, and use them as filters to select possible runs of interest. Don't, whatever you do, select runs to paddle based solely on these flow ranges and color codings.
Few reaches on the Alphabetical Listing pages are color-coded now, but the number will increase over time; this is a work in progress.
The above permits are listed on the new River Permit Index page.
Also added appropriate links to the flow report and cross-listing pages.
Special thanks to Ron Radzieta for sharing his original concept and annotated graphs (used as a basis for the Dreamflows permit pages).
Thanks also to Richard Ferguson for permission to use his permit application success rate data, and for his input on how best to display the data.
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