Southern CA Edison was posting online Flow Information for this reach as well as for some others in the basin, during some of 2006 and 2007. This was part of the Big Creek settlement agreement. They ceased providing that information in January of 2008, but then got it working again in December of 2008. If you find the gauge not working, you may be able to get flow information by contacting the SCE relicensing person, Wayne Allen at (559) 893-3642.
Releases of 200 cfs to 500 cfs usually occur July, August and sometimes September. Historical data for this reach is available at the webpage for USGS #11231500.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
Use the map below to calculate how
to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.
Mono: aerial 2
Mono: aerial-first drop
Mono: Last rapid into lake
Mono Creek: near middle
Mono Creek: Class 5 drop- 2
Mono: Class 5 drop -1
Mono; man made channel
Mono Creek Release
Mono Creek 2
Mono creek 1
If someone gets hurt on a river, or you read about a whitewater-related injury, please report it to
American Whitewater. Don't worry about multiple submissions from other witnesses, as our safety
editors will turn multiple witness reports into a single unified accident report.
The U.S. Forest Service recently released the revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Draft Forest Plans (DFP) for the Sierra and Sequoia National Forests. As part of this process, National Forests are required to identify the eligibility of rivers for inclusion into the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Once a river is found eligible it is managed to protect the values that support their inclusion. To that end, American Whitewater has identified recreation as an outstandingly remarkable value on many iconic whitewater rivers within the Sierra and Sequoia National Forest and is advocating for their inclusion into the inventory of eligible Wild & Scenic Rivers. Dinkey Creek Photo by Daniel Lundberg
This summer the Sierra, Sequoia and Inyo National Forests are seeking feedback from the public on their update and revisions to Forest Management Plans. These plans set the stage for how the forest will be managed for the next 20 years. Unfortunately, the agency's draft analysis on Wild and Scenic Rivers has largely neglected whitewater recreation values of classic whitewater rivers, including Dinkey Creek. Paddler's voices are important in this process! The deadline to comment is August 25th.
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