Chewuch - 3. Five Mile Bridge to Winthrop (The Lower)


Chewuch, Washington, US

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3. Five Mile Bridge to Winthrop (The Lower)

Usual Difficulty II+(IV) (for normal flows)
Length 8 Miles
Avg. Gradient 30 fpm

Chewuch in Winthrop


Chewuch in Winthrop
Photo by Thomas O'Keefe taken 05/26/13 @ 1850 cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
CHEWUCH RIVER AT WINTHROP, WA
usgs-12448000 1000 - 2000 cfs II+(IV) 00h43m 5680 cfs (too high)


River Description

The largest two rapids are in the last mile of this run: The Fulton Diversion Dam (you can walk to it on town trails) and the Trapid (which can be seen from Highway 20 bridge over the Chewuch) mind the screw trap.

Logistics: On the east side of the town of Winthrop and just downstream of the confluence where the Chewuch joins the Methow, Highway 20 crosses the Methow at mile 193.3. A trail bridge is just upstream of the highway bridge. This is the take-out. To reach the put-in head west through Winthrop and at Highway 20 mile 192.6, and turn north on West Chewuch Road (next to the town ball field and across from the Red Barn). Continue on this road for 6.8 miles and turn right to the bridge that crosses the Chewuch River.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2013-05-28 03:50:12

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Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
-0.9Fulton Diversion DamN/AHazard
-0.2TrapidII+

Rapid Descriptions

Fulton Diversion Dam (Class N/A, Mile -0.9)

The Fulton Ditch Company's diversion dam was removed and a roughened channel was constructed in 2006.




User Comments

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May 31 2012 (1817 days ago)
fishtm (154523)
The largest two rapids are in the last mile of this run: The Fulton Diversion Dam (you can walk to
it on Town trails) and the Trapid (which can be seen from HWY 20 bridge over the Chewuch) mind the
screw trap.


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