Sixth Water Creek - Sixth Water

Utah-US  

Description

The only reason this run exists today is because of the Wasatch Front.  Societies insatiable need for water caused the Strawberry tunnel to pipe water here for roughly 4 miles.  This then drains down sixth water into Diamond Fork creek and ultimately west towards the Wasatch Front.  Otherwise the bulk of water seen here would flow east to the Green River (via the Strawberry River) and become California and Nevada's water.

Without getting into too much of the history of this run there is currently a few sections left that are runnable.  Many kayakers in northern Utah get their first waterfall/slide boof accomplished here.  The main section is referred to as Unborn Soul.  Some love this run and some hate this run.  Go run it and decide for yourself.

Statistics

Class V- to V
Current Flow 34.9 CFS
08-22-2017 19:15
Recommended Flow Minimum: 35.0
Average: 60.0
Maximum: 100.0
Typical Season Begins: April
Ends: August
Recommended Use Kayaking: Yes
Rafting: No
Canoeing: No
SUP: No
Packrafting: No
Fishing: No
Primary Gauge SIXTH WATER CRK AB SYAR TUN NR SPRINGVILLE, UT
Length 1.0 Mile(s)
Gradient 245.0 FPM