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Difficulty II-IV
Length 3.76 Miles
Gauge ~ Slate At Take-out
Flow Range 300 - 1200 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 2 hours ago 0 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 03/27/2015 7:42 pm

River Description


With only about 7 square miles of drainage (a quarter-mile below listed put-in), this is obviously extremely small, and will 'go' only when everything else is in flood (or near flood conditions. That said, it appears there are a number of great rapids, ledges, and falls in this "Top Slate" reach.

Rapid Descriptions

Confluence

Class - N/A Mile - 0.25
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At this confluence (of unnamed trib with the Slate), drainage is roughly 7 square miles.

Bridge

Class - N/A Mile - 0.89
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It is possible (likely) that using our listed put-in may only add swiftwater and class I-II warm-up water, plus a high potential for deadfall and snags. It may be preferable to use this bridge to cut off that upper stretch and start with better action which begins pretty immediately downstream.

Ledge Combo

Class - N/A Mile - 1.1
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Falls

Class - N/A Mile - 1.22
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Looks pretty wild (on satellite view) . . . probably merits scouting!

Great ledge combo

Class - N/A Mile - 1.42
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Drop

Class - N/A Mile - 1.56
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Ford

Class - N/A Mile - 1.9
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Downstream there is much decreased gradient. While it makes for a very short run, boaters may prefer to take out here.

Confluence, minor side stream

Class - N/A Mile - 2.4
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Falls

Class - N/A Mile - 3.62
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Gauge NameReadingTimeComment
Slate At Take-out
AW Gauge Info
0 cfs ℹ️ 02h12m Virtual gauge approximates flow at take-out of lower reach. Flow up here may be only 1/3rd of that!
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