Medina, Texas, US
|Usual Difficulty||I-II (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||13 fpm|
|Medina Rv at Bandera, TX|
|usgs-08178880||250 - 10000 cfs||I-II||00h30m||246 cfs (too low)|
Mostly a scenic float trip with multiple put-in/takeout options. Numerous low-water crossings exist along the run, and Texas Whitewater implies that at least most of these are runnable at high water, but all low-water crossings are potential hazards. Exercise extreme caution around them. Current beta is needed regarding the location of specific rapids along this stretch.
Distances and gradient measured using GIS tools in 2015.
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
|5.1||Coalkiln Rd (Low-Water Crossing)||N/A|
|5.6||Elm Creek Rd (Low-Water Crossing)||N/A|
|7.3||Patterson Ave/Flower Moffett Rd (Low-Water Crossing)||N/A|
|10.2||Chenaults Ln (Private Low-Water Crossing)||N/A|
|11.2||SH 16 (Three-Mile Bridge)||N/A|
|13.9||Bandina Ranch Rd (Low-Water Crossing)||N/A|
|17.4||Peaceful Valley Rd (Low-Water Crossing)||N/A|
|21.2||SH 16 Bridge (Ranger Crossing)||N/A|
|21.8||FM 470 Bridge (Tarpley Crossing)||N/A|
|22.3||Private Low-Water Crossing||N/A|
|25.3||6th St/Schmidtke Rd (Low Bridge)||N/A|
|26.2||1st St/Rugh Hill Rd (Low Bridge)||N/A|
|27.1||Bandera City Park||N/A|
Access situation unknown
Hazard at certain water levels
Hazard at certain water levels. Public/access parking at river right, upstream of the crossing (Moffett Park)
Possible hazard. Limited parking along SH 16 easement at river right.
Public parking/access via a picnic area at river right, upstream of the bridge
Public parking/access via a picnic area at river right, downstream of the bridge
Likely hazard at some levels
Possible hazard at certain water levels
Public access/parking at river left, upstream of the SH 173/Main St bridge
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