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Show 30 Days--------No. Kings - Below Dinkey Creek----------Show 3 Years

See also: NF Kings below Dinkey, for convenient real time information. The data comes from CDEC - NKD where you can find 15 minute numerical data, historical data and information about the gauge.

Runnable from 200 or 300 cfs (hey we get desperate around here!) up to several thousand.
300 cfs is very bony and rocky, but the big drops are easy and still fun.
600 cfs is pretty clean but still without much push.
800 to 900 cfs and everything is clean. The easier rapids get really fun and the big ones are developing some kick.

In January, PG&E has a pattern of doing maintanence on the Kings River powerhouse. This can lead to spill from Balch Dam for a few hours each day. Look for a sudden increase then a sudden decrease in flows at similar times each day.

Realtime rainfall and temperature information is reported by an automated weather station at Balch Camp




Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
cdec-NKD 250 - 3000 cfs V 01h27m 88 cfs (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
250 -3000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable V gauge is important or has warning
600 -1000 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable V gauge is important or has warning

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