Ford - C) Hwy.2 to Hwy.35 (7.75 miles)


Ford, Michigan, US

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C) Hwy.2 to Hwy.35 (7.75 miles)

Usual Difficulty I-II (varies with level)
Length 7.75 Miles
Avg. Gradient 11 fpm
Max Gradient 23 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
FORD RIVER NEAR HYDE, MI
usgs-04059500 925 - 3000 cfs I(II) 01h20m 567 cfs (too low)
Not recommended as a whitewater run. Will be tame, and a scrape. Gauge (450 sq.mi. drainage) lies about two miles upstream of put-in, thus should very accurately portray flows in this reach.


River Description

The run consists primarily of swiftwater, punctuated by a nice series of standing waves as the river bends to the right beyond an island. Another lesser rapids lies about 1.5 miles further downstream.

An anonymous user provides: Ran the Ford at 1350cfs. There is a short class II rapid section about 20 minutes downstream from the US 2 bridge just after a small island. The rapid section is mostly swift water with some fun waves. Most of the run is flat water with some class I rapids. Total run time was 1 hour 25 minutes. I would not recommend running under 900cfs.


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2015-03-21 22:35:46

Rapid Summary

Mile Rapid Name Class Features (Legend)
0.0rapidsN/A

Rapid Descriptions

rapids (Class N/A)




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