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Difficulty I
Length 22 Miles
Gauge WET BEAVER CREEK NEAR RIMROCK, AZ
Flow Range 100 - 5000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 7.37 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 10/09/2017 9:46 pm

River Description


Wet Beaver Creek is similar to Oak Creek and flows through a red rock canyon. The stream is much less crowded than Oak Creek and has convenient road access. Most of the creek is difficult to access by boat but access below Montezumas Castle National Monument is suitable for low water boating.

There are high water strainers on the lower reaches.

Access:
Put-In:  Leave I-17 at the Sedona/Oak Creek Exit. Travel east approximately three miles on FR 618 to the Beaver Creek Ranger Station then turn left on FR 618B to the parking lot at Beaver Creek Picnic and Day use area.

Takeout: Via I-17 to the Middle Verde Road exit and Verde River Bridge.

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HELP US STOP HYDRO DEVELOPMENT ON BIG CANYON (AZ)

7/7/2020
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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Craig Irwin

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Kestrel Kunz

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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1208358 10/09/17 Craig Irwin 20171007
1208359 10/09/17 Craig Irwin 22
1208072 07/15/17 Kestrel Kunz
1189929 06/13/05 n/a n/a