Turkey - Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP)


Turkey, Iowa, US

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Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP)

Usual Difficulty II(III) (varies with level)
Length 0.01 Miles

Elkader Whitewater Park


Elkader Whitewater Park
Photo by Tom Gifford taken 07/30/14

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Turkey River above French Hollow Cr at Elkader, IA
usgs-05412020 300 - 5000 cfs II 00h20m 454 cfs (running)
Good beginner-to-intermediate play range for main feature. Gauge (903 sq.mi. drainage) is just downstream, so will very accurately reflect flow in this park.


River Description

The city removed a low head dam and created a whitewater feature. According to their website, the main feature is a 22' wide wave, designed to provide low-water surfs and spins down to 300 cfs, while flows of 1600 to 3000 cfs should provide more advanced freestyle moves (blunts, loops, cartwheels). A rock island below the main feature will be inundated at flows over 3000 cfs, and will provide 'big water' play for advanced boaters at flows of 3500 to 5000 cfs. Above 5000 cfs, expect the features to be mostly washed out, providing little or no play opportunity.

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For more info (and photos) go to: Elkader Whitewater.

For more info about the overall park plan, go to: Elkader Park Plan


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2016-03-30 13:53:29

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Gauge Information

Gauge Description:

A gauge is just downstream and will accurately reflect flows in the park.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Turkey River above French Hollow Cr at Elkader, IA
usgs-05412020 300 - 5000 cfs II 00h20m 454 cfs (running)
Good beginner-to-intermediate play range for main feature.
Gauge (903 sq.mi. drainage) is just downstream, so will very accurately reflect flow in this park.
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
0 - 200 cfs extremely Low-somewhat Low I-II Likely too little flow for anything more than extremely tame play.
200 - 300 cfs somewhat Low-barely Low I-II Below recommended flow for designed features, but could offer tame play.
300 -1500 cfs barely runnable-med runnable II Good beginner-to-intermediate play range for main feature.
1500 -3000 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable II+ Big water, pushy, but great fun for strong experienced paddlers.
3000 -5000 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable III Play will become possible (for advanced boaters) below the boulder island. Expect it to be mostly 'catch on the fly' (no eddy).
5000 -9999 cfs barely High-extremely High I-II Too high. River is near/at/above flood stage. Features will be awash.

Report - Reports of Turkey Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) and related gauges

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

Reports

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
3y113d21h42m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
3y113d21h47m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
3y122d20h56m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
3y123d02h25m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
3y123d02h37m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
3y123d02h38m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
3y123d02h40m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
3y125d19h47m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park Gobbler Wave 1040 cfs Tom Gifford
3y125d19h49m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
3y125d19h50m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
3y125d19h57m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
3y125d20h00m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
3y174d12h02m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Account of 05/31/14 low runnable level Andrew Meyer

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