Cherry Creek - Cherry Lake to Holm Powerhouse


Cherry Creek, California, US

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Cherry Lake to Holm Powerhouse

Usual Difficulty V (for normal flows)
Length 10.6 Miles
Avg. Gradient 216 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
ELEANOR C NR HETCH HETCHY CA
usgs-11278000 250 - 600 cfs V 37d12h19m 245 cfs (too low)
CHERRY C NR EARLY INTAKE CA
usgs-11278300 300 - 600 cfs V 00h21m 1110 cfs (too high)
CHERRY C BL VALLEY DAM NR HETCH HETCHY CA
usgs-11277300 300 - 600 cfs V 00h35m 460 cfs (running)


River Description

 

Put in:  Take dirt access roads down to the river below Cherry Valley Dam.   Elevation is about 4390 feet above sea level.    If releases are coming from Eleanor Reservoir, boaters can try launching into Eleanor Creek, though it  is reported to be a portage fest.  An alternative is to hike in to the confluence of Cherry Creek and Eleanor Creek.   There is no trail.  Some groups have found relatively easy travel, while others have struggled and suffered.

Take out:  There is a large parking area on river left, just downstream of the powerhouse.    Elevation is 2230 feet above sea level.   There is also a bridge across the creek about 3/4 of a mile upstream of the powerhouse. 


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2010-04-16 03:24:34

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Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
4.2Confluence with Elleanor CreekN/A

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