Battle Creek, South Fork - Near Ponderosa Way to Manton Road (A6)

Battle Creek, South Fork, California, US


Near Ponderosa Way to Manton Road (A6)

Usual Difficulty II-V(V+) (for normal flows)
Length 11.5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 91 fpm
Max Gradient 140 fpm

River Description

See the description in Bill Tuthill's excellent California Creekin, with pictures. Looks like a nice run, despite three dam portages.


Other Information Sources:
Battle Creek Watershed Conservancy
Battle Creek Alliance  works to stop clearcut logging in this area.
Battle Creek Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Project.
Wikipedia - Battle Creek


Lassen Lodge Hydroelectric Project,  FERC  P-12496 
This proposed Hydro project on the upper reaches of the South Fork of Battle Creek will have a 6' high by 94' wide diversion dam at elevation 4,304 feet.  A 10' x 20' intake structure will be to the side of the dam.   A 4' diameter pipe will extend downstream.  Then a 3' high pressure line will drop another 1.4 miles to a powerhouse at elevation 3,350 feet.  The powerhouse will have a maximum flow of 105 cfs, but optimal flow will be 95 cfs

P-12496-Exhibit A_Project Description.PDF

To search further on the FERC website go to and type in the project number:  P-12496.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2014-10-22 21:59:27

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
1.0Weird StructureN/A
9.0Coleman DamN/APortage Hazard

Rapid Descriptions

Coleman Dam (Class N/A, Mile 9.0)

Diversion dam, portage on river left.

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