St. Croix, Minnesota, US/Wisconsin, US
|Usual Difficulty||II-III (varies with level)|
|ST. CROIX RIVER AT ST. CROIX FALLS, WI|
|usgs-05340500||1350 - 11000 cfs||II||00h21m||3030 cfs (running)|
|Not as good at these levels. (Reportedly better play either lower or higher.) Gauge (6,240 sq.mi. drainage) is immediately upstream of reach. A dam just upstream can quickly/suddenly alter flow, generally with a diurnal (daily) pattern.|
A couple hundred yards of 'big water' waves, swirls and boils. A kayak rodeo is held here each
year in August.
Note: Make certain to go to the 'Flow Info' tab to read about the 'split' range of flows which make this reach most playable.
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
|0.0||Helmet Cam footage @2300 cfs||N/A|
First person view of a whitewater kayaker at Taylor's Falls on the St. Croix River at the Wisconsin/Minnesota border.