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Difficulty I-II
Length 0.06 Miles
Gauge ~ Turkey River at Spillville, IA
Flow Range 250 - 2000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 545 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 04/22/2012 12:57 pm

River Description


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:

Rapid Descriptions

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John R. Shultz
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6 years ago

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.

Summary of Gauge Readings



For a table of recent flow values, use this link:
Water.weather.gov

We do not currently have details on what flows provide best whitewater boating here.
Anyone with experience on this reach is encouraged to provide feedback via the Comments button.

Gauge NameReadingTimeComment
Turkey River at Spillville, IA
AW Gauge Info
545 cfs ℹ️ 01h01m This USGS Gauge (177 sq.mi. drainage) is nearly 20 miles downriver, with many tribs contributing additional flow, thus will overstate actual flow here.
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This will be a 'park-and-play', so you will carry up to paddle the stretch. As a result, ignore the directions below. However, you may use the 'text-entry' box to input your home or other starting address (zipcode, city state, address city state, or lat lng coordinates) to get drive time, distance and directions to this location.

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