The Vernon Springs dam has been removed and replaced by 350 feet of 'rock arch rapids'.
See the article HERE.
Check out a video of the rapids:
A gauge 4 miles downstream that should be good for this stretch can be found http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=arx&gage=tcgi
not sure why, but the USGS doesn't monitor it, so I don't know if it can be added to the flow listing for this stretch. It is a much more accurate assesment of how this is flowing, compared to Spillville gauge 30 some miles downsteam.
For a table of recent flow values, use this link:
We do not currently have details on what flows provide best whitewater boating here.
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Middle Rapids lower runnable 2ft(cresco)
upper rapids @lower runnable
scouting at 4.75ft
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