Nueces (current beta needed) - FM 335 (N. of Vance) to Barksdale (8.4 miles)


Nueces (current beta needed), Texas, US

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FM 335 (N. of Vance) to Barksdale (8.4 miles)

Usual Difficulty II (for normal flows)
Length 8.35 Miles
Avg. Gradient 15 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Nueces Rv at Laguna, TX
usgs-08190000 900 - 2000 cfs II 00h25m 66 cfs (too low)


River Description

Scenic and (usually) crystal-clear river.  Texas Whitewater describes this reach as having the most whitewater opportunities, but other reaches below Barksdale are also described as having rapids and play spots.

Difficulty rating and range of recommended flows are taken from the book.  Distances and gradient measured using GIS tools in 2015.

 


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2015-07-12 22:00:15

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Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
3.9Low-Water CrossingN/AHazard
7.2CR 211 Low-Water CrossingN/AAccess Hazard
8.4SH 55 BridgeN/ATakeout

Rapid Descriptions

Low-Water Crossing (Class N/A, Mile 3.9)

Likely hazard at some water levels



CR 211 Low-Water Crossing (Class N/A, Mile 7.2)

May pose a hazard at certain levels.  Texas Whitewater suggests using this as an access point rather than SH 55 (for reasons unknown.)



SH 55 Bridge (Class N/A, Mile 8.4)

Access/parking at river left via a dirt road along the downstream side of the highway easement.




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