Alapahoochee (Grand Bay Canal), Florida, US/Georgia, US
|Usual Difficulty||II (varies with level)|
|ALAPAHA RIVER NEAR JENNINGS FLA|
|usgs-02317620||63.50 - 75.00 ft||I(II)||01h05m||~ 67.46 ft (running)|
|Very boatable. Should be sufficient water for rapids to be good. We need your input about when rapids 'washes out' (recommended 'max'). Reference gauge is well downstream of rapids, on larger river, thus provides only general indication of likely flows for this reach.|
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.
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
|0.0||Electric Line Rapids||II|
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.