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Difficulty IV
Length 13 Miles
Flow Range 700 - 10000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 44 minutes ago 179 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 10/30/2004 2:05 pm

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Bruce A. Wray
7 years ago

Over 2000cfs, this run can go comfortably to Dog Creek, about 5~6 more miles. Not as many rapids, but a passable number of solid class IIIs. Take the Vollmers exit off I5, go west, south of the freeway 100+ yards on Dog Creek Road, turn left on Fenders Ferry Road, drive until past the RR bridge over the river, take out is on the river left side.

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Nick Sinderson
9 years ago

this is a very good class 3 run. I have run it in excess of 20 times all between 1,500 and 3,000cfs at delta. I have never paddled beyond Pollard Flat. From Sims to Pollard I would say there are somewhere between 15 and 20 class 3 rapids, a couple of those I would call 3+ and two rapids have class 4 to 4+ holes that can be avoided (especially the one under the second highway bridge, kayaks stay left). There are some good surf waves and holes on this run and I always bring the playboat

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AW Opposes Bureau of Reclamation Proposal to Raise Shasta Dam (CA)

Megan Hooker

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks to raise the height of the dam by 18.5 feet, further inundating the McCloud and Upper Sacramento Rivers at great cost to California taxpayers. American Whitewater submitted comments today opposing the proposal because of the negative impacts to recreation and riparian habitat.  Comments are being accepted through Monday, January 28th, and we encourage you to weigh in!


Matt Muir


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