Rio Chama - 3.5 Monastary to Big Eddy


Rio Chama, New Mexico, US

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3.5 Monastary to Big Eddy (Day section)

Usual Difficulty II-III (for normal flows)
Length 7 Miles

Below Skull Bridge


Below Skull Bridge
Photo of Craig Blakemore by Richard Blakemore taken 2000 @ 1000cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
RIO CHAMA ABOVE ABIQUIU RESERVOIR, NM
usgs-08286500 200 - 2000 cfs II-III 00h35m 485 cfs (running)


River Description

Put in below the Monastary or alternately at Skull Bridge. The majority of play and rapids come after Skull Bridge. Shortly after the Bridge watch for the river to split, stay left and enjoy the nice wave where the river comes back together again.
Flows around 500-800cfs are pretty good. Begins flowing in early to mid March. After July watch for releases on Friday through Monday, usually in the 800-1000cfs range.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2017-07-15 04:19:12

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Rapid Descriptions

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