Gauge Description:Also check out the Roosevelt gage for conditions near the takeout.
Flows: The ÂSalt SeasonÂ occurs when the snow melts in the White Mountains of southeastern Arizona, usually beginning in March and ending in May. Sometimes good flows occur in February or last until June, but this only happens every 10 years or so. Adequate flows may also occur during Monsoon Season in July and August. For kayakers who just want to go downstream, 300 CFS is a minimum. For surfathon fun, 800 is a bare minimum, and 2,000-3,000 is optimal. For gear-hauling rafts, a minimum flow is 1,200. The river has been run up to 28,000 cfs in 2 days but most sane boaters make 10K a cut off.
|SALT RIVER NEAR CHRYSOTILE, AZ|
|usgs-09497500||800 - 10000 cfs||II-IV||02h54m||125 cfs (too low)|
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