Boatable flows only occur in this reach during spring high flows when the capacity of the diversion is exceeded.
Put in elevation is about 2680 feet.
Elevation at Mt. Knight trail is about 1,800 feet.
Take out elevation is about 1090 feet.
Total drop is about 1590 feet for an average gradient over 14 miles of 113 feet per mile.
From the Mt. Knight trail to the Camp 9 powerhouse is 8 miles and class -5 at flows below 2000 cfs.
Other Information Sources:
A GUIDE TO THE BEST WHITEWATER IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, HOLBEK & STANLEY, 1988
Limited historical flow data is available for this reach from USGS Gauge #2932. Records started in 1969 and run to the present. Unfortunately this gauge does not measure flows above 70 cfs.
As part of the new Stanislaus FERC license, PG&E is required to post hourly flow information for this reach.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
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Mt Knight Trail
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