American Fork - 01. Lower AF


American Fork, Utah, US

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01. Lower AF

Usual Difficulty IV+ (for normal flows)

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
AMERICAN FK AB UPPER POWERPLANT NR AMERICAN FK, UT
usgs-10164500 90 - 230 cfs IV+ 00h16m 24.5 cfs (too low)


River Description

American Fork is a small steep creek that wasn't paddled much until fairly recently.  Its narrow, fast, tight, twisty, and challenging, with few eddies; but by comparison, its more feasible than most of LCC or BCC. Full bank scouting is suggested, on the day you plan to run it;look under the bridges too. The narrow runoff window makes this creek hard to catch running.
The canyon has a lot of wood, reminicent of Unitas creeks. A spike in the river level can completely change the wood situation.
The lower 1.8 miles or so has been done the most, from above the UP&L station to the mouth of the canyon. Wood jams may dictate the best putin. The whole canyon has been run from Tibble reservoir down, and Tibble fork above the reservoir has been paddled a bit as well.

 


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Last Updated: 2017-07-09 21:10:26

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