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Difficulty II-III+
Length 18 Miles
Gauge GILA RIVER NEAR REDROCK, NM
Flow Range 200 - 2500 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 29 minutes ago 477 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 07/15/2017 3:52 am

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Gage: Redrock

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Jon Vick
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2 years ago

We did this section in IK's at 1000 cfs on Feb. 19th, 2017. The run started in a cottonwood valley with class I-II water. Lots of huge trees had fallen in from the banks but were easy to avoid. We worried about logjams in the box but it turned out to be clear. We would have been in big trouble had a tree somehow managed to get into the box. Fortunately, enough turns with gravel bars and tree combs strained out all the wood at high water level by the time we got to the box. The canyon begins to constrict in about seven miles down, building up to class II+/III- rapids, and then the box--sweet class III+ continuous pool-drop for about two miles, with perhaps one class IV drop. The box was made interesting by boulders. Once out of the box, it is more open river through a cottonwood valley to Redrock.

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Gila National Forest Releases New Draft Plan, First in 34 Years (NM)

1/21/2020
Kestrel Kunz

For the first time in 34 years, the Gila National Forest is revising their forest-wide Management Plan. On Friday, January 17 they officially released the Draft Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIS) for a 90-day comment period ending on April 16. Forest Plans are vitally important as they are the blueprint for resource management and they provide an opportunity to secure better protections for rivers and their surrounding landscapes. As part of the plan revision process, the Forest Service is required to rely heavily on public input to inform management direction, plan components, and new designated areas. Read more for a complete schedule of Public Meetings that are happening this week! 

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New Mexico Governor Lujan Grisham Vetoes Gila Diversion Funding

4/10/2019
Hattie Johnson

In her campaign, newly elected Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham laid out a plan to end work on the Gila River Diversion Project. This past Friday she took great strides towards that promise by vetoing $1.698M in New Mexico Unit funding requested by the Interstate Stream Commission for Gila diversion planning and design.

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Speak Up NOW to Protect New Mexico’s Gila and San Francisco Rivers!

8/13/2018
Kestrel Kunz

SIGN THIS CITIZEN SUPPORT LETTER TO PROTECT THE GILA AND SAN FRANCISCO RIVERS IN NEW MEXICO BEFORE THIS FRIDAY! 

On July 18, a coalition of recreationists, landowners, and conservations groups, including American Whitewater, submitted a formal proposal to the offices of Senator Heinrich and Senator Udall to designate 453.9 miles in the Gila River Watershed under the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The proposal includes the mainstem Gila River, the San Francisco River, and select major tributaries to the Gila River, and would protect these prized river segments for future generations. Now, we need everyone to let Senator Heinrich and Senator Udall know that we care about these rivers and their many values - whether you are a New Mexican resident, visitor, or river lover, your voice can make a difference here. 

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1208081 07/15/17 Kestrel Kunz
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