Cowhouse Creek (current beta needed) - Parsley to Pidcoke (32.5 miles)

Cowhouse Creek (current beta needed), Texas, US


Parsley to Pidcoke (32.5 miles)

Usual Difficulty II+ (for normal flows)
Length 32.5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 9 fpm


Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Cowhouse Ck at Pidcoke, TX
usgs-08101000 1700 - 5000 cfs II+ 00h39m 343 cfs (too low)

River Description

Texas Whitewater describes only the section from Slab Crossing to U.S. 84.  The book describes numerous barbed wire fences on this run, particularly at road crossings.  No beta exists for other sections.

Difficulty rating and recommended flow are taken from the book.  Distances and gradient measured using GIS tools in 2015.  Gradient for the Slab Crossing to U.S. 84 section is listed as 18 fpm in the book.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2015-07-09 04:40:42


Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0CR 423N/APutin
4.1Slab Crossing (CR 434)N/AAccess
12.5U.S. 84N/AAccess
12.8Low-Head DamN/AHazard
15.0FM 183N/AAccess
20.0CR 137N/AAccess
23.5FM 1783N/AAccess
32.5FM 116N/ATakeout

Rapid Descriptions

Slab Crossing (CR 434) (Class N/A, Mile 4.1)

Texas Whitewater suggests this as the put-in.

U.S. 84 (Class N/A, Mile 12.5)

Texas Whitewater suggests this as the takeout.

Low-Head Dam (Class N/A, Mile 12.8)

Runnability unknown

FM 116 (Class N/A, Mile 32.5)

Just downstream of the confluence with Bee House Creek

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