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Difficulty I-II
Length 7.75 Miles
Gauge FORD RIVER NEAR HYDE, MI
Flow Range 925 - 3000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 2370 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 03/21/2015 10:35 pm

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.

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11 years ago

Ran the Ford @ 1350cfs there is a short class II rapid section about 20 minutes downstrem from the US 2 bridge just after a small island in the river. The rapid section is mostly swift water with some fun waves. For most of the run it is flat water with some class I rapids. total run time was 1 hour 25 min. I would not recomend running under 900cfs.

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Note: Be aware that indication of a 'runnable' level does not mean that the river is necessarily runnable. In winter, readings may be 'ice affected', and/or sections of the river may be impassable due to ice.

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