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Difficulty IV-V+
Length 11 Miles
Gauge BIG SULPHUR C A G RESORT NR CLOVERDALE CA
Flow Range 300 - 3000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 59 minutes ago 108 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 02/12/2002 6:19 am

River Description


Little and Big Sulphur Creeks are tributaries of the Russion River and are runnable during winter rain storms.


Other information sources:
CA-creeks
A GUIDE TO THE BEST WHITEWATER IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, HOLBEK & STANLEY, 1988

Class: IV-VI

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Summary of Gauge Readings

There is no gauge on Little Sulpher Creek so you must visually decide if the flow is right by looking at the creek.   The online gauge is on Big Sulphur Creek and is upstream of the confluence with Little Sulphur Creek.  Flows in Big Sulphur should always be quite a bit higher than flows in Little Sulphur.    Both Creeks should respond similarly to rain, but their exact relationship could vary a lot from storm to storm.   Reportedly, neither creek stays at runnable flows for very long after rain stops.  Boof.com

Ben (fiddleyak at Boof.com) writes:
There is no gauge or good landmark, the putin is at a bridge, so the water does flow next to a flat cement wall.
I'm going to consider running it when the geysers gauge is at around 800-1000 and DROPPING. However, if this creek was too low, it would be awful.

Gauge NameReadingTimeComment
BIG SULPHUR C A G RESORT NR CLOVERDALE CA
AW Gauge Info
108 cfs ℹ️ 00h59m n/a
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