Boone - near Webster City (PnP, 0.5 mile access/egress)

Boone, Iowa, US


near Webster City (PnP, 0.5 mile access/egress)

Usual Difficulty I(II) (for normal flows)
Length 1 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Boone River near Webster City, IA
usgs-05481000 1000 - 2000 cfs I(II) 40d06h38m 448 cfs (too low)
Too low for any whitewater? (We need your input to more fully characterize what happens at different flows. Add a comment or report!) Gauge (844 sq.mi. drainage) is about 5 miles upstream (with only minor tribs intervening) so should very accurately reflect flows here.

River Description

Quick Facts:
Location: Central Iowa, approximately 5 miles due South from Webster City.
Shuttle Length: N/A miles. (See details in "Directions" Tab.)
Character: Aging broken out dam provides various waves/holes for 'paddle-up and play' boating.

General Overview

"Mike" wrote in Boater Talk, "there is on old dam type structure ... that turns into a great hole(s) ... A little shallow ... it is river wide with many breaks in it for easy outs. It is so old, it looks like a natural feature in terms of variations of the holes."

David Weber says, in Boater Talk, "The spot is about a 20-minute paddle upstream (0.5 mile NorthWest) from that bridge ... on the river right side of the first large island you get to."

This is just 3.7 miles (as the crow flies) away from Briggs Woods Spillway, so (when it's running) could be a 'two-fer' or each a 'back-up' plan for the other.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-01-27 20:26:21


Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0USGS Gauge Location

Rapid Descriptions

USGS Gauge Location

Hamilton County, Iowa
Hydrologic Unit Code 07100005
Latitude 42°25'57", Longitude 93°48'20"
Drainage area 844 square miles
989.57 feet above sea level

User Comments

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June 22 2009 (3501 days ago)
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The wave on the river-right side of the island is a lot of fun at 1250 cfs and it is not too hard
to paddle up from the bridge at that level. AMeyer.