Here is the flow chart of the Madison River at the West Fork gauge over the eight days. It has flat-line at around 1200cfs. If you are in the ER hooked up to a machine, flat-lining is not good. It means the Grim Reaper is closing in on you. But a flat line is good for the river and good for the fish, especially at a nice flow of 1200. It is comfortable, steady, even-keel, no surprises. Trout like this. They can go about their daily lives without severe ups and downs. Even flows also mean even water temperatures. Trout like steady temps…not too high, not too low. It keeps them happy.
Thank you Northwestern Energy.