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Difficulty II-V(V+)
Length 11.5 Miles
Gauge N/A
Flow Range
Reach Info Last Updated 10/22/2014 9:59 pm

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.


Rapid Descriptions

Weird Structure

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Coleman Dam

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Diversion dam, portage on river left.


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Gage Descriptions

Bill Tuthill (see below) recommends using 25% of the Lower Battle Creek gage, with 375 as a minimum.

Directions Description

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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1193509 06/06/04 n/a n/a
1203751 10/22/14 Paul Martzen updating links and coordinates