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Difficulty I-II
Length 19 Miles
Gauge N/A
Flow Range
Reach Info Last Updated 07/15/2017 3:41 am

River Description

This stretch is pretty and is a good scenic beginners float.
To start at the dam, bushwack through alot of reeds, and right after you get through the brush, river-center there is a one-shot, green, steep, wave that you can throw air-blunts on. Its flat from there on out and then there is a hole during the middle of the run. You can drive along the river-right hand side of the river, but it is a major off-road trail, and TONS of sand. So if you've got a tight truck, you might be able to park and play there, otherwise don't bother. The hole/spillover comes in over 1000cfs.
AZ ELF Boaters, get out there if you can because it is probably the best, and closest thing you've got!

Dubbed "Grace of God Dam". See:  HUCKIN HUGE

Rapid Descriptions


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Gage Descriptions

To find out flows you have to call the horseshoe lake dam.

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Kestrel Kunz

In the ongoing saga of hydro dam developments proposed within striking distance of Grand Canyon National Park, American Whitewater is asking for help from the paddling community to stop a development that would impact the greater Grand Canyon area and its tributaries. Back in October 2019, we wrote an article outlining the proposal submitted by Phoenix-based hydroelectric company Pumped Hydro LLC to place two dams on the Little Colorado River, a tributary of the Colorado River’s mighty Grand Canyon. This proposal was met with a large amount of pushback for the cultural impact on indigenous tribes, ecological impacts, and water use. To address these concerns, Pumped Hydro decided to file an alternative (yet equally problematic) proposal for a hydro development on Big Canyon, a tributary of the Little Colorado River. The Big Canyon project permit application has been accepted into the Federal Energy Regulation Commission’s (FERC) registrar, initiating a public comment period on the project ending August 1 and we need members of the paddling community to step up and make their voices heard!

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Tonto National Forest Draft Plan Open for Public Comment (AZ)

Kestrel Kunz

The Tonto National Forest is revising their forest-wide Management Plan for the first time since 1985. On December 13, 2019 they officially released the Draft Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIS) for a 90-day comment period ending on March 12, 2020. 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 on public input to inform management direction, plan components, and new designated areas. Read on to hear about the public meetings that are happening this week!

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AW launches Important Flow Studies on Arizona streams.

Nathan Fey

Camp Verde, AZ - As part of our Colorado River Basin Project, AW has launched two new surveys of the effects of streamflows on recreation quality. If you have paddled the Verde River or the Bill Williams River, and are knowledgable about water levels - we need your input!


Kestrel Kunz


Dannie Keil


Craig Irwin


Matt Muir


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1208068 07/15/17 Kestrel Kunz
1205866 02/10/16 Dannie Keil
1204358 03/20/15 Craig Irwin 2015
1189926 11/13/08 n/a n/a