Paddled the sauk the other day at flood stage around 8 feet or 4500 cfs. It is a much different river at this level, with lots of strainers and much bigger waves. There is one rapid that is pushing a class 3 due of the size of the waves and a stong lateral wave pushing you towards some trees. The river would be very dangerous if you went for a swim however was much more fun than the normal old sauk. Make sure you are familiar with the normal current line before you run it at this level since much of the river is flowing through tree tops
While this reach is boatable at levels around 2.5' (450 cfs), levels around 4' (about 1100 cfs) may be more ideal.
(The gauge is less than a mile upstream of the put-in, so it very accurately reflects the flow of this run.)
Generally runnable with summer rains and spring snowmelt.
Permits are not required for this reach.
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