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Difficulty II
Length 0.1 Miles
Flow Range 2000 - 8000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 16100 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 11/21/2004 4:17 pm

River Description

Johnson County Water Plant Boulder Dam

CAUTION: Stay well away from far river-right where the water inlet is located.

Driving Directions:

From I-70
Take I-70 to the western I-435 loop, head south on I-435
Take Woodend RD. exit and park along the street next to the vacant lot by the Peterbilt Plant.
Access off Woodend Rd, just West of the Peterbilt Truck Shop.
Hike in (~1/3 mile) along the West edge of the Peterbilt Truck Shop parking area. Be courteous of the Peterbilt property.

Alternative Access Via Mill Creek put in.

Take I-70 to the western I-435 loop, head south on I-435
Take Holiday Exit just south of Kansas River.
Head west and follow signs to Mill Creek Stream way access via Nelson Island.
Boat down to rock weir, portage along river left side of weir and put back in below the weir.
To get back to Nelson Island, portage up the dam, again along the river left side, and paddle back upstream to the put in.

Rapid Descriptions


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8 years ago

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tucker deloach
11 years ago

is it just me or does anyone not see a playspot?

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Julianna Wilson
15 years ago

Would love to see some pictures of this playspot being used!

Gage Descriptions

2,000 cfs - minimum for reasonable play
3,000-6,000 cfs - optimum play
8,000-10,000 cfs - maximum before washing out

Cited gauge is well upstream, and does not reflect actual flow in this reach. While there is a more immediately relevant gauge, it does not calibrate flow (cfs). The cited gauge should prove a reasonable indicator for this reach.

Directions Description

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