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Difficulty II
Length 10.5 Miles
Gauge Bumping Below Bumping Dam
Flow Range 300 - 600 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 2 weeks ago 225 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 07/16/2006 2:01 pm

River Description

Access: To reach the river, go to Highway 410 mile 88.4, turn onto Bumping River Road and cross the American River. You can access the Bumping River at the confluence with the American at American Forks Campground or continue a short distance upstream to Cedar Springs Campground. To reach the put-in, continue up the road to Bumping Crossing at mile 9.7 or go a short distance further and turn onto the access road that heads over to the base of the dam.

Description: This river cuts through a shifting channel which means that in some years there are significant wood hazards.

Rapid Descriptions


Gage Descriptions

Gauge: The gauge is maintained by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's Yakima Project (flow information also available through from the Army Corps gauge). The source of water for this section is Bumping Reservoir. A level between 300 and 600 cfs is ideal. You can contact the flow information line at 509-575- 5854 which will provide you with a daily conditions and the plan for the next couple days. The same information is also updated daily on the Yakima Project System Status page.

Directions Description

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Matt Muir


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1191863 07/16/06 n/a gage added