Paluxy - Somervell CR 1008 to Glen Rose Park (9 miles)

Paluxy, Texas, US


Somervell CR 1008 to Glen Rose Park (9 miles)

Usual Difficulty II-III (for normal flows)
Length 9.12 Miles
Avg. Gradient 10 fpm

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Photo of Todd Kaastad by Robert Bone taken 05/31/04 @ 1600cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Paluxy Rv at Glen Rose, TX
usgs-08091500 400 - 10000 cfs II-III 00h24m 11 cfs (too low)

River Description

Popular play run.  See Texas Whitewater for more specific beta.  Difficulty rating and range of recommend flows are taken from the book.  Distances and gradient measured using GIS tools in 2015.


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Last Updated: 2015-07-12 22:33:40


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Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
5.0FM 205 BridgeN/A
7.4U.S. 67 BridgeN/AAccess
9.0Low-Head DamN/A
9.1SH 144 / Elm St BridgeN/ATakeout

Rapid Descriptions

FM 205 Bridge (Class N/A, Mile 5.0)

Reference point

NOTE: Texas Whitewater describes a low-water crossing downstream from the bridge that created a river-wide hydraulic at moderate to high flows.  Apparently the crossing is no longer there.


U.S. 67 Bridge (Class N/A, Mile 7.4)

Access situation unknown (beta needed)

Low-Head Dam (Class N/A, Mile 9.0)

Texas Whitewater describes as "grabby at times" and suggests running far left to avoid the hole.

SH 144 / Elm St Bridge (Class N/A, Mile 9.1)

Access/parking available in the public park at river right on the downstream side of the bridge.

NOTE:  Texas Whitewater suggests Big Rock Park as a takeout in order to score one more surf wave, but a new dam built there since the book was written is likely to have eliminated the wave (current beta needed.)  The play spots immediately below the SH 144 bridge can all be accessed within the boundaries of the park.

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