Navajo, New Mexico, US
|Usual Difficulty||II (for normal flows)|
I'm not real sure about anything on this section.
This would probably be a canoe type float trip as there isn't much whitewater.
I've run a short section of it from the Colorado Line through part of the Jicarilla Apache Reservation in NM. There wasn't much to talk about. I would assume there are fences crossing the river in many places. The Tribe recently ('99) built some diversion structures for its water treatment facility. The structures offer some OK play at around 90-200 cfs, and maybe better at higher levels. The gauge for this section is Navajo River Below Oso Diversion Dam on the DWR gauges page.
If you are planning on running the section in the Reservation (almost any part of the river in the state of NM) give me a shout (I work for the Tribe) and I will try to facilitate access which may or may not be an issue.
For more information, see New Mexico Whitewater, by NM State Parks, and Rivers of The Southwest, by Anderson and Hopkinson.