Blanco - 2. Fischer Store Rd to RM 12 (12 miles)

Blanco, Texas, US


2. Fischer Store Rd to RM 12 (12 miles)

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 12 Miles
Avg. Gradient 10 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Blanco Rv at Wimberley, TX
usgs-08171000 800 - 10000 cfs I-II 00h26m 213 cfs (too low)

River Description

Refer to Texas Whitewater for more specific beta.  Difficulty rating and recommended flow are taken from the book.  Numerous low-water crossings exist along this stretch of river, so use caution.

Distances and gradient measured using GIS tools in 2015.

WARNING:  Memorial Day 2015 Flood

In the early morning hours of Sun May 24, 2015, a historic (beyond 500-year) flood on the Blanco River caused the river to crest to 43 feet (8 feet beyond the previous record, set in 1929, and 28 feet above flood stage), destroying numerous homes and businesses and bridges (including Fischer Store Rd.), toppling numerous trees, and killing a handful of people.  The flood was strong enough to scour the river bed down to bedrock, so it is very likely that all rapids along this stretch have changed in character.  Current conditions and difficulty are unknown.  Please submit a comment or a trip report if you have run the river since the flood occurred.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2015-07-11 00:04:50


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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May 29 2016 (965 days ago)
wls2957 (158264)
Regarding the section downstream from Wayside Drive: the flood overturned numerous cypress trees
and their root wads pose significant stringer and strainer hazards. High water could worsen the
danger, as many of the root wads lie about 5 ft. above the water on the banks. In addition, at the
head of the rapid at 29°57'26.67"N 98° 9'42.53"W, there is a submerged cable at river right.