Pecos, Texas, US
|Usual Difficulty||II(III) (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||8 fpm|
|Max Gradient||9 fpm|
|PECOS RIVER AT PANDALE CROSSING NEAR PANDALE 3SW|
|hads-PDAT2||1.15 - 5.00 ft||II(III)||1y11d08h31m||1.73 ft (running)|
|Actual range unclear River stage at the put in.|
|PECOS RIVER AT SHUMLA BEND NEAR LANGTRY 8E|
|hads-LTRT2||1.70 - 8.00 ft||II(III)||1y11d08h31m||2.09 ft (running)|
|Actual range unclear River Stage near end|
|Pecos Rv nr Girvin, TX|
|usgs-08446500||225 - 3000 cfs||II(III)||01h00m||~ 20 cfs (too low)|
This last section of the Pecos is spring fed, so it has low but boatable flows throughout the year. Many of the rapids will need to be lined or portaged by typical paddlers. Experienced whitewater paddlers may want to wait till the rapids clean up with high flows during the spring or during rains. However, extremely dangerous, high flow, flash floods, can also occur.
Put-in is approximately 1580' elevation.
Take-out is approximately 1117' elevation.
Therefore total elevation change is approximately 463'.
Other Information Sources:
Austin Traveler article
Outside Magazine, Aug. 2011
Texas Escapes article - 2001
Pandale, Tx Wikipedia article
Flatwater Paddling in the last 15 miles