Flow information available from the
California Deparment of Water Resources Susan at Susanville gauge.
Boatable flows extend from March to August with occasional storm flows occurring in the late fall and winter that create short runable opportunities for experienced boaters. Most river running is low flow tubing in the summer at flows from 50 to 150 cfs that are a mixture of snow melt and reservoir releases from two large shallow meadow reservoirs upstream of the canyon.
The river receives some kayaking when
flows are above 150 cfs with good boating occurring with flows of 200 cfs and above. Most spring runoff is between 200 to 1000 cfs.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
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