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Difficulty I(II) at this flow (II normally)
Length 4.5 Miles
Gauge ALAPAHA RIVER NEAR JENNINGS FLA
Flow Range 63.50 - 75.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago ~ 74.09 [FT] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 04/27/2012 12:06 pm

River Description


Runnable nearly all year, this section is swift with few obstuctions. The rapid occurs about .5 miles below the abandoned bridge halfway into the run. At low water there are two distinct sets of Class II drops. As the water level rises, the two drops merge into one ledge/wavetrain.

Downstream, just above the confluence with the Alapaha, look for Turket Creek entering on the right. At low levels this is a 12' waterfall into a beautiful grotto. At high levels (heavy local rains) this drop turns into a pretty radical Class III-IV creeky double drop.

Thanks to Dan Webb for this description.

Rapid Descriptions

Electric Line Rapids

Class - II Mile - 0

Zooming in on the satellite view, one can almost make out something possibly resembling a ledge. At low/runnable flows, ther are two distinct ledges. At higher flows, they will run together into a wave train.

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Donald M. Kelly
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8 years ago

The two rapids are where electric lines cross the river and are marginal Class II rapids. The trip from SR 135 to the Alapaha only takes about 1.5 hours of easy paddling, so the trip may be less than 4.5 miles. This river has no USGS or other gauges, but the Alapaha, into which it flows and which it parallels, does. The correlation obviously has weakness since the Alapaha has a much larger drainage, but the rapids on the Alapahoochee will likely be uninteresting when the Alapaha gauge near Jennings is below 63.5'.

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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1198123 09/06/10 Matt Muir Added 2nd state (GA)
1201233 04/27/12 Rob Add abstract; insert feature photo; locate rapids
1192967 06/21/04 n/a n/a