This run is available during and after major winter rain storms, especially after a series of large storms. There is no gauge, but when driving to the Kings river you cross the creek at the take-out. If it looks monstrous it is probably a good flow! It needs to look at least big. There may be a painted gauge under the Trimmer Springs Rd. bridge. If Big Creek is too high, Sycamore will be good. A couple online gauges may be helpful in determining if Sycamore is at a good flow. If Mill Creek is above 100 cfs or so that might be a good sign, though 200 or 300 might be better. If Dinkey Creek is 1,000 or more during the winter rain season that would also be a good indication. Again, even higher might be better. Dreamflows.com has all of these flows on one page. Also look to see how big a difference there is between inflow to Pine Flat and the combination of the N. Fork Kings, the Kings at Rogers Crossing, and about 800 cfs coming from the Kings River Powerhouse. A large difference indicates high flows from side creeks into the reservoir. Sycamore Creek and Big Creek probably contribute a big part of that difference.
Permits are not required for this reach.
Old Bridge Remains
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