Yuba - A) North and Middle Fork confluence to Englebright Reservoir

Yuba, California, US


A) North and Middle Fork confluence to Englebright Reservoir

Usual Difficulty IV-V (for normal flows)
Length 7.5 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Yuba River below NF/ MF confluence
virtual-50643 500 - 1000 cfs IV-V -11h32m 36 cfs (too low)

River Description



Other Information Sources: 

2008 trip report

at Jackson Kayaks, by Stephen Wright


Yuba County Water Agency

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2008-11-17 18:06:51

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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March 14 2007 (4289 days ago)
Ian BuckleyDetails
The description given by Craig is for a different reach of the NF Yuba, the class IV run below
Goodyears Bar. The section this is intended to be is the classV section below New Bullards bar.
This can be run either from the 49 Bridge on the Middle Yuba or from below the New Bullards Bar dam
on the North Yuba. It is very hard to find the required flows to run this section, the best bet is
to wait for the Middle Yuba to be 700-800 with only fish flow from New Bullards Bar.
December 4 2004 (5118 days ago)
Craig IrwinDetails
The put-in is typically across from the Indian Outpost bar on the North Fork Yuba at the Carlton
Campground. Once the river flows under the Hwy 49 bridge, you pickup the Middle Fork Yuba within a
mile and the river leaves all traces of roadway and drops into a committing canyon with punchy
rapids and sweeping gravel bar rapids with holes interspersed.<br />
Setting shuttle for this run requires good reading of recent maps and talking to locals. The access
at the takeout is remote. Hope for dry ground for your shuttle rig if not going all the way to the
dam.<br />
Fun run with little room for errors. Amazing river canyon and very remote.

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