Stony Creek - Mill Creek to Diversion Dam


Stony Creek, California, US

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Mill Creek to Diversion Dam

Usual Difficulty III-IV (for normal flows)
Length 5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 60 fpm
Max Gradient 100 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
RAINBOW DIVERSION DAM
cdec-RBW 400 - 1000 cfs III-IV 09h51m 258 cfs (too low)
Stony Creek Inflow Black Butte Res
dream-379 900 - 3000 cfs III-IV 2y51d00h49m 3500 cfs (too high)


River Description

Rainy season run through pretty country, but mediocre reviews on the paddling.

 

Other Information Sources: 
Cassady & Calhoun, Holbek & Stanley, Schwind
www.awetstate.com/StonyCreek.html  2009 trip report.
CaCreeks
Mendocino National Forest

 


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2010-01-27 04:01:33

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
2.2North Fork CampgroundN/AAccess

Rapid Descriptions

North Fork Campground (Class N/A, Mile 2.2)

The North Fork Campground is a potential access point next to the NF confluence and a short distance below the middle fork confluence.    There may also be access at the middle fork bridge.  

 

The most continuous and exciting rapids of the run are just downstream.




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