Sangamon, Illinois, US
|Usual Difficulty||III (varies with level)|
|SANGAMON RIVER AT RIVERTON, IL|
|usgs-05576500||200 - 4000 cfs||III+||02h04m||8590 cfs (too high)|
|Very high flow. Gauge (2618 sq.mi. drainage) is well upstream. Drainage at Petersburg is 3063 sq.mi., or 1.17 times that, so flows may be ~1/6th again as high.|
This is the premier park and play spot for Central Illinois.
Depending upon river level, play ranges from small waves, to big waves and a big hole.
A huge eddy houses debris (anything from trees to garbage to the namesake fish) so stay on your
Extended description, pictures, maps, and video clips available at http://www.rivers-end.org/sangamon/
Illinois proposed "Exclusion Zones" threaten boating
September 16, 2008