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Difficulty I-II
Length 5.8 Miles
Gauge JUMP RIVER AT SHELDON, WI
Flow Range 525 - 3525 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 49 minutes ago ~ 193 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 04/11/2020 5:11 pm

River Description


Upstream of the better-known Little Falls to Big Falls of the Jump, this section provides novice paddlers with flatwater and (generally) mild boulder-bed rapids.

Note: Technically, we are not including Little Falls as part of this run, but rather as part of the next section, Little Falls to Big Falls. See that section for more details.

At low flows (under 1000 cfs) Little Falls will be a bit bony and will require good river-reading skills and paddling skills to navigate. At flows above 1000 cfs, there will be some good-sized holes that most novice paddlers would be best advised to avoid!

Rapid Descriptions

USGS sampling site

Class - N/A Mile - -1.76
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USGS lists a sampling site with drainage area of 327 square miles.

Rocky Rips

Class - N/A Mile - 1.295
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Minor rock-gardens may be encountered pretty much right at the put-in, and on-and-off downstream.

At this point (about 1.3 miles into the run) the rock gardens increase just a bit.

Midway Rips

Class - N/A Mile - 2.88
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Very nearly midway down the run the areas of rock-garden rapids increase significantly.

Little Falls

Class - N/A Mile - 5.7
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Our take-out for this run is either at the head of Little Falls or at the end of Little Falls.
At relatively lower flows (under 1000 cfs) Little Falls will be a bit bony and technical.At decent flows (anything over 1000 cfs), almost anyone who bothers doing this upper stretch of river is likely to be challenged (perhaps beyond their skills!) if they run Little Falls.
Highly recommend carefully scouting this rapids before putting on) to decide whether you are comfortable running it, and thus whether you will take out above or below this rapids.

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1214638 04/11/20 Rob updated description
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