Turkey - Vernon Springs Park (rock-arch rapids)


Turkey, Iowa, US

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Vernon Springs Park (rock-arch rapids)

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 0.06 Miles

scouting at 4.75ft


scouting at 4.75ft
Photo by John R. Shultz taken 04/20/12 @ 4.75 ft

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Turkey River at Spillville, IA
usgs-05411600 250 - 2000 cfs I-II 00h22m ~ 89.2 cfs (too low)
Likely too low for reasonable entertainment here. We need your input to confirm best flows here. Check 'Flows' tab for more accurate NOAA gauge reading. This USGS Gauge (177 sq.mi. drainage) is nearly 20 miles downriver, with many tribs contributing additional flow, thus will overstate actual flow here.


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:


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2012-04-22 12:57:55

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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April 22 2012 (1946 days ago)
johnrshultz (152974)
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.


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