Tuolumne - 1) Tuolumne Meadows to Hetch Hetchy Reservoir


Tuolumne, California, US

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1) Tuolumne Meadows to Hetch Hetchy Reservoir (Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River)

Usual Difficulty IV-V+ (for normal flows)
Length 32 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
TUOLUMNE R A GRAND CYN OF TUOLUMNE AB HETCH HETCHY
usgs-11274790 8.90 - 15.00 ft IV-V+ 06h43m 10.82 ft (running)


River Description

The Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne was first kayaked in 1983. There has been a steady increase in boating use ever since. With the rise in kayaking skills and the development of better and better creek boats, more people than ever are paddling and portaging this river.    However, the consensus still seems to be that the best paddling in is the upper miles while the middle section is better for hikers and canyoneers.

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

Other Information Sources:

Grand Canyon of the T paddler report  Seven Rivers Expedition, 2004

Yosemite Park:  Tuolumne River/Tuolumne Meadows Plan

2008 Tuolumne Planning Workbook page   Comments due Sept. 15, 2008

 

Yosemite National Park
Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River Planning
NOW AVAILABLE:  THE TUOLUMNE PLANNING WORKBOOK, A WORK IN PROGRESS

This summer, the NPS  will continue discussions with the public, park
visitors, staff, stakeholders, and volunteers regarding planning  for both
the Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River and Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite
National Park. To further these conversations, the NPS is releasing  the
TUOLUMNE PLANNING WORKBOOK, a compilation of all work completed on  this
planning process to date.

While release of the draft EIS for the Tuolumne River Plan and  Tuolumne
Meadows Plan will not occur until summer 2009, the NPS is providing  this
workbook as a progress report and seeking additional comments from
interested members of the public. This is a new step for planning in
Yosemite, inspired by members of the public who asked for  opportunities to
provide input on park plans DURING the plan's development.

The Tuolumne Planning Workbook contains draft descriptions of Tuolumne
River values, prescriptions for future management, and preliminary  concepts
for where and how these management prescriptions could be applied.  It also
contains a comment card and map of the Tuolumne River corridor,  suitable
for marking up and mailing back.

Hundreds of comments were received last summer during public  scoping for
these two plans, which continue to inform the planning process.  However, if
information contained in the Tuolumne Planning Workbook prompts new
thoughts on how to plan for Tuolumne Meadows, additional "scoping"  comments
are welcome.

This is an exciting point in the process where no decisions have  been made,
but a tremendous number of ideas have been shared. Yet the NPS  planning
team is seeking more. Before heading into development of Tuolumne  River
Plan alternatives this fall, the NPS wants to take advantage of  this summer
season to get additional input.

To be considered in the alternatives development process, comments  on the
workbook must be received no later than September 15, 2007.


The workbook can be viewed online at www.nps.gov/yose/planning/trp. To
request a printed version--or submit written comments--send an email
YOSE_Planning@nps.gov, fax  209-379-1294, or mail  Yosemite  Planning, ATTN:
Tuolumne River Plan,  P.O. Box 577, Yosemite, CA 95389.

 

 

 

 

 


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Last Updated: 2009-03-12 01:00:41

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