New - E Fork confluence to Trinity River


New, California, US

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E Fork confluence to Trinity River

Usual Difficulty III-V (for normal flows)
Avg. Gradient 45 fpm

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Photo of Jeff Simcoe by Ben @ 1000cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
NEW R AT INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY AT CALEXICO CA
usgs-10254970 100 - 1000 cfs III-V 00h25m 141 cfs (running)
Flow range for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.


River Description

An anonymous contributor provides (2009-03-07):

This is usually broken up into three runs. The upper-IV to IV+, the middle-III to IV- and the gorge or lower new-V. Make sure you don't put on the lower when flows are high or rising. You have to paddle 5 miles before getting to any drops from put in so there is time for it to rise a lot before you get there. At high flows people have slept in snow...brrrrrr! Many of these drops are very difficult to portage and a few are impossible. If in doubt about the Gorge, the upper is much friendlier and still offers good Salmon River(California) like rapids. Then again, if your ready, the gorge is as close to Sierra classics as your gonna get around here without a ten hour drive and well worth it. The character is quite clean and granitic for the region and the views are immaculate. As far as the Denny run goes, your better off going somewhere closer to where ever your driving from. It's a pretty run of the mill boulder garden class III with the occasional playspot. if it's flowing so is a lot of other stuff.

A GUIDE TO THE BEST WHITEWATER IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, HOLBEK & STANLEY, 1988


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-08-30 12:06:13

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