White Breast Creek - Stickle Bridge (PnP)

White Breast Creek, Iowa, US


Stickle Bridge (PnP)

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 0.1 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
White Breast Creek near Dallas, IA
usgs-05487980 200 - 2200 cfs I-II 00h33m 202 cfs (running)
Probably a playable wave. Gauge (330 sq.mi. drainage) is about 3.6 miles upstream, so should accurately portray flows here.

River Description

Ron Urias provides (2008-05-30):

Stickle rapids is a natural rock rapids. There's a big ol' wave there at 7' or more. Looks pretty nasty over 13'.

White Breast Creek, above the rapids, just downstream from Melcher-Dallas, is narrow and deep and a great for swimming fishing kayak and conoeing.

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StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-06-01 15:56:28

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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June 30 2014 (1624 days ago)
roadkillphil (156668)
6-28-14: 6.7', 100cfs, 149' @ Lake Red Rock: Very bottom of runnable range in a duckie (NRS
Outlaw), but fun. Easily paddle upstream from south side of bridge to eddy on river right and wade
above feature to run. Could get through w/o dragging if make the turns perfectly(?) surfable
eddylines and smaller waves 6-29-14: 9', 700cfs, 150' @ Lake Red Rock: bank to bank whitewater with
2 channels/standing waves. Easily paddle upstream to eddy on river right and just barely wade far
enough upstream on rock ledge to run. River banks steep, slimy, dense jungle: more of a chore than
I wanted. Think about taking a couple lengths of rope if you try this..one to drag yourself and one
to drag your boat. A machete might be nice, too. Crops are right up to edge of jungle and could be
damaged if not careful. Or consider putting in at highway S45 north of Melcher if running is your
goal (I didn't do this). Standing 2' (?) waves with short troughs and wave trains. Probably
surfable with a playboat but not smooth troughs and too short for a duckie. I consider myself a
novice in whitewater over CI, so whatever this is worth......

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