Yuba, Middle Fork, California, US
|Usual Difficulty||IV-V (for normal flows)|
|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)|
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
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
Long bouldery rapid
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.
This pretty big rapid starts immediately after the confluence with the NF.
Narrow canyon, big boulders. Big rapids come one after another for several miles, only easing off near Colgate powerhouse
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.
The remains of on old bridge mark Rice's Crossing. Take out on river left. A dirt road leads up to Bridgeport.