Catawba - 1. Route 1234 Bridge to US Route 221 Bridge


Catawba, North Carolina, US

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1. Route 1234 Bridge to US Route 221 Bridge

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 12 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
CATAWBA R NR PLEASANT GARDENS, NC
usgs-02137727 100 - 10000 cfs I-II 01h15m 227 cfs (running)
Flow range for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.


River Description

Carolina Whitewater, B.Benner
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2003-01-02 01:29:10

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments


2013-07-17 07:40:52 (274 days ago)
keithandlee (155726)
Ran this section at about 1000 cfs in skirted crossover kayaks and an inflatable. Also wore
helmets. Fast moving water with many I and II rapids. The biggest danger was strainers. Never had
to portage but had to scout around each bend in the river. Overall, this section was enjoyable. The
outside temp was 90 so the largely tree shaded river and cool water were refreshing.

2009-12-02 10:17:58 (1597 days ago)
x (1)
This is good class 1 stuff at 1300 cfs.
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Associated Projects

  • Catawba Relicensing (SC)
    The relicensing of a string of dams on the Catawba River could restore the Great Falls of the Catawba, and bring massive public benefits throughout the watershed.