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Difficulty II+
Length 0 Miles
Gauge PROVO RIVER AT PROVO, UT
Flow Range 300 - 1000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 50 minutes ago 169 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 07/09/2017 9:55 pm

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The Provo town sections have a few play spots, and provide an interesting tour of some very nice homes along the river. 
 
These sections usually run in the spring, March  to June,  with increased flows at the end of May for the June sucker release, which also usually provides water for the Bridalveil stretch. 

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Directions Description


For the upper town section, which is about 2 miles,  from I-15 take Orem 800 North Exit East to the mouth of Provo Canyon. Head south on University Ave (Hwy 189) to 5600N and turn west on N. Carterville Rd. Park behind the Centaur Printing building. Put in right there, or hike upstream to the below or above the diversion dam. 
Takeout: Go south on N. University Avenue, then turn West on W 3700 North. Go straight through the roundabout, then before the bridge look for a paved driveway on the south side of the river. There is parking by the river. After about 100 yards it turns into private property, please respect the private property here and all along the river.
 
(There are two diversion dams in between these sections that are probable portages. One is right before the bridge at 2230N and the other is right after the Columbia Lane bridge. ) 
 
For the lower town section, about 3 miles, put in from the trail on river left below the diversion dam by Columbia Lane. The best place to park is in the back of the medical center on 500 West just South of Columbia Lane.
Take out at the first Provo River Trail access point on W Boat Harbor Drive (470 North I think). There are two more access points to the river and the trail farther West but depending on the level of Utah Lake they are usually flat-water paddles. If you go all the way to Utah Lake State park you can add 2 miles of mellow flat water to the run.

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Green River Boat Passage Officially Open! - UT

4/6/2017
Kestrel Kunz

American Whitewater staff traveled to Green River, UT in late March to meet with private water users and state agencies, and to participate in the official opening of the new boat passage through the Green River Diversion (Tusher Dam). Completion of the boat passage has freed the Green River from its last in-stream obstruction between the Flaming Gorge Dam and the confluence with the Colorado River – over 400 floatable river miles through iconic canyons and historic landmarks. It has a been a long process, and our work isn’t over yet! As your boating representative, American Whitewater will continue to work closely with the dam operators and Utah’s Division of State Lands (FFSL) to ensure that the boat passage meets the needs of the public during its inaugural year.

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1203697 10/11/14 Bill Hunt n/a
1203699 10/11/14 Bill Hunt
1203706 10/11/14 Bill Hunt
1203715 10/11/14 Bill Hunt
1203708 10/11/14 Bill Hunt
1207521 05/08/17 Bill Hunt added NOAA link with flood stages
1207965 07/09/17 Kestrel Kunz Reach # fixed