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Difficulty III-IV+
Length 2.5 Miles
Gauge QUARTZVILLE CREEK NEAR CASCADIA, OR
Flow Range 2500 - 6000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 1640 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 02/10/2015 7:02 pm

River Description


This section is a good trip to do in conjunction with Upper Quartzville.  

Starting at the bridge near the confluence with Elk Creek, this run is 2.5 miles of splashy class III-IV slides and boulder gardens all the way to its terminus upon entering Quartzville Creek.  There are 3 larger rapids along the way, one is a ten foot tall slide that is difficult to scout when the flows are up.  Running this slide center left, erring to the left avoids a large hole that becomes stronger as flows increase.  Below here are more rapids that build to two larger boulder gardens at the end.  

The run can hold plenty of water, because of the bedrock slides on the run, low water would be undesireable. 

From 1 mile above the confluence with Elk Creek, the Canal Fork is an ok run with a few good rapids, including one solid class V and a few wood portages.

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QUARTZVILLE CREEK NEAR CASCADIA, OR
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1640 cfs 01h44m
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