Difficulty I(II)
Length 4.5 Miles
Gauge Branch River Virtual
Flow Range 100 - 800 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago ~ 177.1 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 06/23/2019 9:37 pm

River Description

Quick Facts:

Location: Approximately 12 miles nw from downtown Manitowoc, WI.

Shuttle Length: 3.1 miles.
Character: Small creek with mud/gravel/cobble river-bed; expect some deadfall and snags.

Put-in is approximately 792' elevation.
Take-out is approximately 730' elevation.
Thus total elevation change is approximately 62'.

General Overview

This stretch of river makes a very pleasant swiftwater or beginners whitewater run. There are no significant drops, but gradient is relatively continuous and mild, making an enjoyable run.
At moderate or higher flows, be very vigilant about looking ahead for snags or strainers (down trees in the water) and avoid them at all costs.

Special Note: The real HUC for this reach should be 04030101. It has been 'faked' below to allow this reach to 'sort' (when listing is pulled up 'by drainage') into the "Southwestern Lake Michigan" rivers, rather than the already bloated list of "Northwestern Lake Michigan" rivers. If this somehow causes problems for anyone using this listing, please send a message to the Regional StreamTeam Editor (which can be done via the "Add a Comment" button which should appear below (for all logged-in users).

Rapid Descriptions

Drainage: 81 sq.mi.

Class - N/A Mile - 0
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Drainage area at our listed put-in is approximately 81 sq.mi. (as calculated via USGS StreamStats Beta software).

USGS sampling site (103 Sq.Mi.)

Class - N/A Mile - 9.1
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USGS lists a sampling site at Hwy.10 (~4.6 miles downstream of our listed take-out) showing drainage area at that point as 103 square miles.


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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1201370 06/02/12 Rob modify HUC to sort into SWLM rather than NWLM
1200762 10/24/11 Rob n/a
1200763 10/24/11 Rob Add reach.
1202880 12/01/13 Rob Add quick facts.
1210991 01/27/19 Rob updated image position
1212995 06/23/19 Rob updated description