Feather, S. Fork - 4. Forbestown Diversion to Ponderosa Reservoir

Feather, S. Fork, California, US


4. Forbestown Diversion to Ponderosa Reservoir

Usual Difficulty IV-V (for normal flows)
Length 5 Miles
Avg. Gradient 150 fpm
Max Gradient 200 fpm

River Description

American Whitewater is working with South Feather Power and Water in the FERC relicensing process.   We are negotiating to get real time public flow information, and to get recreational whitewater opportunities in this reach.  We are also working with the resource agencies to improve the overall health of this river reach.   AW did conduct a boating flow study for this reach.   Some information from that study is posted in the dreamflows guide linked below.

Other Information Sources: 
Dreamflows River Guide: S. Feather - Forbestown Gorge

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2011-02-18 21:00:04

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Gauge Information

Gauge Description:

Water flows from the diversion through a tunnel to the north of the reach down to Ponderosa Reservoir.   South Feather Water and Power Agency monitors flows and will report spills when they occur. 

This South Fork Feather River Basin pdf shows all of the dams, diversions, powerhouses and gauges in this basin.     The USGS SF Feather below Forbestown Dam gauge page can show historical flow information about this reach.  American Whitewater is working to have this gauge report realtime flows.  

Report - Reports of Feather, S. Fork 4. Forbestown Diversion to Ponderosa Reservoir and related gauges

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 4. Forbestown Diversion to Ponderosa Reservoir, Feather, S. Fork California, US (mobile)