For what it's worth, for the five miles upstream of our listed put-in the river averages only about 16FPM. That same lack of gradient continues downstream to start this run.
A private residence will be visible on the river-left. (This isbeing listed here mostly as a 'way point'/mileage-marker).
The first significant rocky outcropping (at least first which is evident from aerial views online) occurs at this point. Unknown how significant this is (I.E., what class rapids it makes, or where best to run it, if it matters) at runnable flows. (Is this the ledge which is mentioned in the description (which was migrated to there from a user comment)? Seems a bit far downstream from that report.)
Aerial views show an apparent jumble of rocks here, which (one would expect) should cause a bit more interesting rapids.
It appears there is a rocky outcrop (left of center) which will push water to a bit of a chute to river-right and likely a lesser chute to river-left.
An unnamed (at least on topo maps online) tributary enters from river-right. Just 1/8th mile downstream, as powerlines pass overhead, a clearing should signal a possible ingress/egress point at E.Shilhon Road/255 (mile 4.12).
As you reach Hwy.61, the Little Knife River enters from river-right. Immediately downstream (starting under the North/East-bound lanes) a very significant series of drops begins.
Comment is correct! just below the cable river splits around a big rock and cascades down. There were lots of nasty trees at the bottom of the left channel.
11 years ago
USGS gauge at Hwy.61 (after confluence with Little Knife).
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