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Difficulty IV-V
Length 1 Miles
Gauge SANTA CRUZ RIVER NEAR CUNDIYO, NM
Flow Range 100 - 300 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 23 hours ago 9.59 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 07/15/2017 4:29 am

River Description


See Banks & Eckardt, Colorado Rivers & Creeks II. Also see Rio Pueblo.

There's an additional mile of flatwater on the Santa Cruz Reservoir. CRC II says, of the takeout, "A day use fee is required here, but if you ask, the park ranger will allow you to run shuttle without charging for both vehicles."

Some Notes on the flow:
According to the locals, If using the guage height in feet please note that online gauge reads one point higher than the visual. If online says 2.3 the visual is around 2.2.

  • 2.1 goes, which is about 90cfs.
  • 2.3 (112cfs.) to 2.5 is a nice minumin.

135cfs is a nice level, as it is just enough water to cover up most the rocks but not so much that you have keep your head down through the willow tunnels. As the level increases, the willows seem be more of issue.

 

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CRC II recommends 2.7' at the putin bridge.

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Gila National Forest Releases New Draft Plan, First in 34 Years (NM)

1/21/2020
Kestrel Kunz

For the first time in 34 years, the Gila National Forest is revising their forest-wide Management Plan. On Friday, January 17 they officially released the Draft Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIS) for a 90-day comment period ending on April 16. Forest Plans are vitally important as they are the blueprint for resource management and they provide an opportunity to secure better protections for rivers and their surrounding landscapes. As part of the plan revision process, the Forest Service is required to rely heavily on public input to inform management direction, plan components, and new designated areas. Read more for a complete schedule of Public Meetings that are happening this week! 

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