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Graph courtesy of dreamflows.com

Check Dreamflows.com for the Kings River at Rogers Crossing upstream of the North Fork. See also the Army Corp Pine Flat hourly report or CDEC: Kings Near Trimmer, both of which show flow below the North Fork Kings, plus other information.

High flows of over 20,000 cfs occur every few years and create awesome wave trains. However the difficulty and seriousness of this section is much greater at such flows. The class is at least 4+ at high flows. On the low end most rafters quit boating around 1,000 cfs, but kayakers can scrape down quite a bit lower.

Check these graphs of Snowpack information for the Sierra. Realtime raingauge and temperature information is available for Cedar Grove and Big Meadows on the South Fork Kings, for Balch Camp and Fence Meadow, on the North Fork Kings

 

 

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
R NR TRIMMER
cdec-KRT 600 - 30000 cfs III-IV 02h37m 644 cfs (running)
gauge class Flow below the North Fork Kings

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
600 -30000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable III-IV gauge is important or has warning Flow below the North Fork Kings
Kings At Rodgers Crossing
dream-100 600 - 30000 cfs III-IV 00h38m ~ 514 cfs (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
600 -30000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable III-IV gauge is important or has warning
600 -1200 cfs extremely Low-somewhat Low III-IV gauge is important or has warning Rafters quit around 1000 to 1200. but kayakers can enjoy technical boating at much lower flows.
1200 -3000 cfs barely runnable-perfect runnable III-IV gauge is important or has warning
3000 -8000 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable III-IV gauge is important or has warning
8000 -25000 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable IV gauge is important or has warning

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
Kings [CA] Banzai Hole n/a Paul Martzen
7y199d07h36m @Kings 2. Garnet Dike Campground to Kirch Flat Campground [CA] Kings River: low water run 1200 cfs Paul Martzen
8y87d06h39m @Kings 2. Garnet Dike Campground to Kirch Flat Campground [CA] Low water September boating 640 cfs Paul Martzen
> 10 years Kings [CA] Rafters in Swimmers Eddie 2150 cfs n/a
> 10 years Kings [CA] Kings River View n/a Paul Martzen
> 10 years Kings [CA] WildCat-overview n/a Paul Martzen
> 10 years Kings River [CA] Long View medium Paul Martzen