Salmon River (Cal) - Nordheimer

California-US  

Description

This 6 mile stretch of river is often referred to as one of the best sections of class IV whitewater in the country and rightfully so.  Far from the hustle and bustle of the overpopulated metropolises of California, the waters in this area flow crystal clear through pristine river valleys. The whitewater through this stretch is of the finest quality with difficulty varying significantly with water level.  At normal flows the run is class IV, punctuated by a few larger rapids.

Statistics

KSC
Class IV to V-
Current Flow 639.0 CFS
12-13-2018 15:30
Recommended Flow Minimum: 700.0
Average: 1500.0
Maximum: 4000.0
Typical Season Begins: January
Ends: January
Recommended Use Kayaking: No
Rafting: No
Canoeing: No
SUP: No
Packrafting: No
Fishing: No
Primary Gauge SALMON R A SOMES BAR CA
Length 6.0 Mile(s)
Gradient FPM