Pit - (Pit 3) Lake Britton to Pit 3 Powerhouse


Pit, California, US

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(Pit 3) Lake Britton to Pit 3 Powerhouse (Pit 3 )

Usual Difficulty III (for normal flows)
Length 6 Miles
Avg. Gradient 29 fpm

Pit 3 Reach


Pit 3 Reach
Photo @ 250 cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Pit Below Pit 3 Dam
dream-625 500 - 3000 cfs III 138d14h41m 1 cfs (too low)


River Description

At 1,500 cfs the Pit 3 reach is reported to be a pretty continuous Class III run with many high quality play areas and long wave trains. There are pools between rapids, but several rapids are very long.  

You can do this run in conjuction with the Pit 4 and Pit 5 reaches down stream.  During the spring releases all three reaches will be running.  It is possible that this reach may have some vegetation in the channel that has grown in since the flow studies were conducted in 2002. 

Getting There:
Access the Pit 3 Reach by taking Hwy 299 to the Hwy 89 junction and taking Hwy 89 North towards Lake Britton.  After 4.2 miles on Hwy 89 take a left on Clark Creek Road to the Lake Britton Dam.  Take a left onto Forest Route 37N06 after crossing the Dam.  This road follows the river, but it is fairly high above the river for the first half of the run.

Put in: The put-in is down the long stairway just below the dam on the river right side. 

Take out: Continue down Forest Route 37N06 to the Pit 3 powerhouse.  Several take out options are available just above the powerhouse.

 

Other Information Sources:   
AW-PG&E flow page   Flow information for this reach should be available in coming years.
1-866-629-3925 AW-PG&E Flow Phone

see the description in SIERRA WHITEWATER, MARTIN, 1974


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2012-06-05 13:11:45

Rapid Descriptions

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PG&E Flows
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June 14, 2011


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Events
CA, Pit 5, Releases Big Bend,CA runs 03/07/08 - 09/08/13
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