Sangamon, Illinois, US
|Usual Difficulty||III (varies with level)|
|SANGAMON RIVER AT RIVERTON, IL|
|usgs-05576500||200 - 4000 cfs||II-III||00h50m||1840 cfs (running)|
|Moderate flow. (~6.0' - 8.5') Gauge (2618 sq.mi. drainage) is well upstream. At Petersburg (3063 sq.mi. drainage) flows may be ~1/6th again as high (I.E. 1.17*gauge).|
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/
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Some of the fun which may be had (flow/level unfortunately unknown).
Even at just 300 cfs, there is a wave for some boat time!