Yuba, Middle Fork - D) Route 49 to Englebright reservoir


Yuba, Middle Fork, California, US

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D) Route 49 to Englebright reservoir

Usual Difficulty IV-V (for normal flows)
Length 12.12 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
No. Yuba Below New Bullards Bar
dream-059 500 - 1500 cfs IV-V 3y364d21h35m 18 cfs (too low)
YUBA RIVER BELOW OUR HOUSE DAM
cdec-ORH 600 - 1500 cfs IV-V 02h36m 32 cfs (too low)
CREEK BELOW LOG CABIN
cdec-LCB 50 - 300 cfs IV-V 02h36m 3 cfs (too low)


River Description

2014 YUBA COUNTY WATER AGENCY WHITEWATER BOATING FLOW STUDY

River: Middle Yuba River
Reach of Interest: Highway 49 to Englebright Reservoir
Project: Yuba River Development Project (or YCWA)



Put-In: Highway 49 bridge (3 mi. north of the town of North San Juan)
Takeout(s): Option 1: Colgate Powerhouse (river right via town of Dobbins; Option 2: Rice’s Crossing (on river left via dirt road heading north at Bridgeport State Park)

Flow Gages: MYR above Our House; and MYR below Our House.



 

 

Additional reference: A GUIDE TO THE BEST WHITEWATER IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, HOLBEK & STANLEY, 1988


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-07-03 23:32:57

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
1.4RapidN/A
4.2RapidN/A
4.6NF ConfluenceN/AAccess
4.8RapidN/A
5.4RapidN/A
5.6RapidN/A
10.5Colgate PowerhouseN/AAccess
12.1Rice's CrossingN/ATakeout

Rapid Descriptions

Rapid (Class N/A, Mile 1.4)

Long bouldery rapid



NF Confluence (Class N/A, Mile 4.6)

There will be some additional water coming down the NF, but usually not very much.  Dirt roads or trails lead up the hill to the north towards Marysville Road and Bullards Bar dam.



Rapid (Class N/A, Mile 4.8)

This pretty big rapid starts immediately after the confluence with the NF.



Rapid (Class N/A, Mile 5.6)

Narrow canyon, big boulders.  Big rapids come one after another for several miles, only easing off near Colgate powerhouse



Colgate Powerhouse (Class N/A, Mile 10.5)

Water from Bullards Bar reservoir is released from this powerhouse on river right.  A paved road leads up to Marysville road in 4.4 miles.

Below this point, rapids appear to be only gravel bar.



Rice's Crossing (Class N/A, Mile 12.1)

The remains of on old bridge mark Rice's Crossing.  Take out on river left.  A dirt road leads up to Bridgeport.




User Comments

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February 3 2015 (1385 days ago)
Paul MartzenDetails
FORECAST FOR WEEK OF 02/02/2015 - UPDATED as of 2/3/15 at 11 a.m.: Based on NOAA's California
Nevada River Forecast for below Our House Diversion Dam, there is now some potential for flows in
the boatable range. Refer to the flow forecast below from 2/3/15 at 8:48 a.m. Notably, at this
time, the current flow forecast is showing a rapid spike in flows in the middle of Friday
night/early Saturday morning with additional precipitation expected on Saturday that may continue
to increase flows. At this time, the forecast does not show if the flows will stabilize in the
boatable range or when/how the flows will recede (slowly, quickly or at what time of day). YCWA
will monitor the flow forecast provided by CNRFC twice daily and provide updates, as needed.
NOAA-California Nevada River Forecast: Middle Yuba River below Our House (OURC1)


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