Other Information Sources: Tahoe National Forest American River Ranger District (530) 367-2224 The Best Whitewater in California, Holbeck & Stanley SIERRA WHITEWATER, MARTIN, 1974 describes the last 2 miles from Mosquito Bridge Road down to the MF confluence. Middle Fork American River Project RelicensingExisting Resources Overview pdfPlacer County Water AgencyUpper American River Foundation UCDavis Hydra Center, flow study news release
Serious Gorge with big rapids
A trail comes down to the river from Mosquito Ridge Road, somewhere in this area.
Placer County Water Agency, PCWA, started informal but daily flow reports during the spring of 2011. We will post those flows as best we can, when we receive them.
USGS gauge data: 1965 to 1985 Gauge was located just upstream of Mosquito Ridge Road bridge. Middle Fork American and Rubicon River Basins pdf USGS schematic of gauges and diversions.
Permits are not required for this reach.
To see if the roads to the Last Chance trailhead are open, contact the American River Ranger District office in Foresthill, (530) 367-2224
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Middle Fork American, Pit River, Tuolumne flow updates
Several utilities periodically report flows to us for river segments that do not have online gauges. They sometimes make estimates of upcoming flows based on predicted weather conditions. We will try to update that information to this news article when we receive the new information.
Middle Fork American RiverBlw French Meadows: 220 cfsDuncan Creek blw Diversion: 165Abv Middle Fork Interbay: 500 cfsBlw Middle Fork Interbay: 525 cfs (estimate) Abv Ralston Afterbay: 600 cfsRubicon RiverHell Hole Elevation: 4631.68 ftEllicotts: 1610 cfsAbv Ralston Afterbay: 1990 cfsNorth Fork of the Middle Fork American: 540 cfs
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