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Difficulty III-IV+
Length 8.5 Miles
Gauge N/A
Flow Range
Reach Info Last Updated 01/04/2017 10:20 pm

River Description

Beautiful creek set in the most remote wild area of Alabama, The Paint Rock Valley. Unfortunatly like many Cumberland Plateau Creeks it flows above and below the stream bed.

We observed good flow at the take out at Blue Springs [250 cfs] and good flow at the put in. But the entire flow disappeared at the first good box canyon leaving us hiking down a bone dry creek bed. After a day of hiking dry stretches interspaced with some sections with decent water we made it to the bottom where we observed the entire flow emerging out of Blue Spring.

A very beautiful run but it would need to be flooded to make up for all the water going underground.

Latitude/longitude coordinates not assured.

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william w. thornton


Wes Brown


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1194232 02/03/05 william w. thornton n/a
1207116 01/04/17 Wes Brown added screenshot of main gorge section and tributaries