American River, South Fork - Coloma to Greenwood - (C to G)

California-US  

Description

A good beginner run that can be run in canoes, kayaks, or rafts.  Stretches of flat water interspersed with mainly class II rapids.  Flow is controlled by Dam so year round floating is possible.

Many boaters running the gorge will also put in here and float this section to make a longer run.

Statistics

Class II to III-
Current Flow 2028.0 CFS
11-17-2017 23:30
Recommended Flow Minimum: 500.0
Average: 1500.0
Maximum: 15000.0
Typical Season Begins: January
Ends: December
Recommended Use Kayaking: Yes
Rafting: Yes
Canoeing: Yes
SUP: No
Packrafting: No
Fishing: Yes
Primary Gauge AMERICAN RIVER AT CHILI BAR
Length 5.0 Mile(s)
Gradient 17.0 FPM