Neches, Texas, US
|Usual Difficulty||II+ (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||132 fpm|
|Neches Rv nr Neches, TX|
|usgs-08032000||900 - 10000 cfs||II+||01h04m||1710 cfs (running)|
|At this level, the rapid is runnable but not optimal for playboating. Gauge is many miles downstream. It is strongly influenced by lake releases but not an exact indicator of the release volume. Check Lake Palestine lake level.|
When Lake Palestine is above full pool (refer to lake level gauge-- full pool is 345'), an artificial rapid (Blackburn Rapid) forms below the spillway as the released water goes over a low-water crossing and a ledge. At 347-348', the low-water crossing creates a great surf wave with dynamic eddies.
Distances and gradient measured using GIS tools in 2015.