Spring runoff may bring return of Blue River

SUMMIT COUNTY - Driving through another winter storm in Summit County - with every new flake that falls Campy Campton's smile gets a little bigger.

"Little more fun for everyone who comes to visit , stake it up and send it down later," said Campton.

It's because he knows that come spring all of the snow that's been falling this winter will mean more flow in Colorado rivers and a longer rafting season.

"All that is ice up high and will be great water later in the season so July and August will still be great for rafting this year," said Campton.

Its great news for his rafting company Kodi Rafting and others that struggled the last few seasons.

"After the last couple of years we are so ecstatic about the upcoming season we just can't," said Campton.

In fact this season rafting businesses are looking at a much better cash flow because with the snowpack above average in central Colorado not only will rivers run faster but the Blue River in Summit County is expected to be open to rafters. You have to turn back time several years since that's happened.

"It's been since 2011 since we were able to run it," said Campton.

Boating the Blue River likely won't start for months but Campy says flows are already getting high enough that. He's looking to get on the frozen water as early as next week.

"Since it hasn't been running in a couple of years - scope it out and make sure it's clean," said Campton.

One more reason why this rafter can't help but smile as he enjoys a winter that just keeps rolling.

"We would like to see a little more to make that runoff a little bit better," said Campton.

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