Johnson Creek is the most urban of urban runs, and beta on it is included here largely to underscore the fact that the risks associated with this run are very likely not worth the gain.
The only significant rapid on the creek is Johnson Creek Falls, underneath the Shockwave roller coaster in Six Flags. Texas Whitewater describes broken concrete, rebar, and being hassled by Six Flags security personnel when attempting to run the falls. Above that, there are two potentially dangerous dams, one at AT&T Stadium and another at Rangers Ballpark. There are numerous low bridges in the golf courses at the put-in and takeout. The Great Southwest Golf Course (near the takeout) contains several pipeline crossings that create serious hazards, as well as a few low-head dams of unknown danger.
Distances and gradient measured using GIS tools in 2015.
10-footer under the Shockwave roller coaster at Six Flags. Texas Whitewater describes broken concrete, rebar, and being harassed by Six Flags security personnel when attempting to run the falls.
Texas Whitewater describes as a must-portage
Texas Whitewater describes the pipelines on this run as must-portages.
Debris dam / sieve hazard. Texas Whitewater describes as a must-portage
No gauge exists for Johnson Creek.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
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Arlington TX Whitewater
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