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The runs listed in the following sections match the order in the Dreamflows daily report. Please select from the following:
General Information
Easy California Rivers
Easy Nevada Rivers
Easy Oregon Rivers
Easy Utah Rivers
Easy Arizona Rivers
List of Composite Maps
Easywater Paddling Links

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General Information

The following lists the various Easywater Paddling flow sites reported by Dreamflows, and some whitewater runs associated with those sites.  This list isn't by any means exhaustive, but should provide a useful cross-listing.  Sites reported by Dreamflows appear against the left-hand margin in bold, while associated runs appear indented underneath.  Where available, gauge location and other pertinent information appear beneath the site name.  The terms "above" and "below" mean "upstream from" and "downstream from", respectively, and distances are in river miles.

In general, the flow on any given run will differ to some extent from the reported flow for its gauge.  For example, the flow on the Chamberlain Falls run of the North Fork American is lower than the inflow at Clementine, since the run starts many miles upstream from Clementine (side creeks make up the difference).  For runs marked the difference is likely to be radical.  Please consult a good white-water guidebook for information on how to estimate the actual flow on any given run.

Click on the icon, when present, for run-specific put-in, take-out and/or rapid location information.  Click on the icon, when present, for a composite view showing gauges and runs in the same drainage or general area.  The terms "run" and "reach" are used interchangeably; both mean a specific section of some river or stream that is typically paddled during a single trip.  Of course you're not necessarily limited to these access points and may choose others, though be sure to consider the legal and logistical aspects first.  Also, be aware that access points may not be accurately measured or displayed, and in any case can change over time, so please don't take the published access points too literally.  In particular, many access points are shown as the middle of a bridge; this doesn't mean you should seal launch off, but rather scout around for the best river-side access.

Information on the runs listed below was taken from one (or more) of the following sources:

TagTitle and Author
AllAboutAll About Rivers (on online guide) - Brad Goettemoeller.
AWAAmerican Whitewater.
AWetStateA Wet State (an online guide) - Daniel Brasuell.
BRT-KayakingBRT Kayaking - California Whitewater River Guides - Bruce Thomas.
Creekin'California Creeks (an online guide) - Bill Tuthill.
DwyerEasy Waters of California - Ann Dwyer.
H&SThe Best Whitewater in California, Third Edition - Lars Holbek and Chuck Stanley.
KaweahPageThe Kaweah River Page (online information and guide) - Bill Pooley.
MRCAMountains Recreation & Conservation Authority.
NorthCoastNorth Coast Paddling - Dan Menten.
NWRaftingNorthwest Rafting Co. - Zachary Collier.
PikePaddling Northern California - Charlie Pike.
SchwindWest Coast River Touring - Dick Schwind.
SoggySoggy Sneakers, Fourth Edition - Pete Giordano and the Willamette Kayak and Canoe Club.
WWGuidebookWhitewater Guidebook.
WWWWestern Whitewater - Cassady, Cross and Calhoun.
HearsayOpinions expressed by humble river runners (not guidebook authors).

Almost all of the runs below have some basic information about the run: the length, the class, and a tag indicating which guidebook the information was taken from (see the above table for a list of tags).  The page numbers (where given) are for the specified edition of the guide. The class ratings listed here never include all the nuances in the guidebook.  Note very carefully that the information supplied here is intended only as an aid to selecting runs which might appeal to you.  Different authors rate runs differently, some runs have significant rapids and hazards not covered by the ratings given here, and ratings change with flow.  Also, only a fraction of the information in the guidebooks is presented here.  PLEASE CONSULT AN APPLICABLE GUIDEBOOK before selecting a run to paddle.

Many of the runs listed below have links to web pages that describe the run and associated logistics.  Many also provide interesting photos.  Note: these are third-party web sites, though, and as such Dreamflows cannot vouch for the accuracy or completeness of the information provided; nor are the opinions expressed necessarily shared by Dreamflows.  Note also that for many runs, the logistical information is taken from a hardcopy book, even though there are one or more links to online pages as well.  This offers the reader multiple sources of run information.

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Easy California Rivers

Trinity - At Douglas City
Gauge located at Douglas City, 0.8 miles below Hwy-299 bridge.  Gauge elevation 1600 feet.
  Trinity River - Lewiston to Douglas City (18.7 miles, II, Pike p92)    
  Trinity River - Douglas City to Junction City (14.5 miles, II, Pike p93)      Creekin'
  Trinity River - Junction City to North Fork (6.1 miles, I to II, Pike p96)    

So. Eel - At Leggett
Gauge located 1.7 miles below Hwy-1 bridge at Leggett.  Gauge elevation 691 feet.
  Rattlesnake Creek - Highway 101 to Big Bend (5.1 miles (plus 1.5 miles on the SF Eel), IV+ to V, AWetState)      AWetState
  South Fork Eel River - Tenmile Creek Run (15.8 miles, IV to V-, H&S p21)      AWetState  Creekin'
  South Fork Eel River - Branscomb to Big Bend (15.2 miles, IV, Schwind p150)    
  South Fork Eel River - Big Bend to Leggett (6.5 miles, II, Schwind p151)      Creekin'
  South Fork Eel River - Leggett to Piercy (14 miles, II to III, Pike p78)      Creekin'
  South Fork Eel River - Piercy to Benbow (11 miles, I to II, Pike p78)    
  South Fork Eel River - Benbow to Redway (11 miles, I to II, Pike p79)    

So. Eel - At Miranda
Gauge located 5.4 miles below Redway, 7 miles above Miranda.  Gauge elevation 218 feet.
  South Fork Eel River - Sylvandale to Weott (24 miles, I to II, Pike p83)    

Eel - At Scotia
Gauge located at Hwy-101 bridge at Scotia/Rio Dell.  Gauge elevation 36 feet.
  Eel River - South Fork to Fernbridge (36 miles, I (1 dam), Dwyer p110)      NorthCoast

Mattole - Near Ettersburg
Gauge located at Wilder Ridge Road bridge at Ettersburg, 0.4 miles below Bear Creek.  Gauge elevation 579 feet.
  Mattole River - Thorn Junction to Ettersburg (10 miles, III, Schwind p160)      OnlineGuide
  Mattole River - Ettersburg to Honeydew (17 miles, I+ to II (III+), Dwyer p94)      Creekin'
  Mattole River - Honeydew to Petrolia (22 miles, I+, Dwyer p94)    

Navarro - Near Navarro
Gauge located 2.5 miles below North Fork, 6 miles above mouth.  Gauge elevation 5 feet.
  Navarro River - Hendy Woods State Park to Dimmick Memorial Grove (16.2 miles, I to II, Creekin')      Creekin'  AWA
  Navarro River - Dimmick Memorial Grove to Navarro Beach (9.0 miles, I, Pike p58)      Creekin'  AWA

Garcia - At Eureka Hill Road
Gauge located at Eureka Hill Road bridge, 1.9 miles above North Fork Garcia confluence.  Gauge elevation 100 feet.
  Garcia River - Voorhees Park to Highway 1 (18 miles, I to I+, Dwyer p84)    

So. Gualala - Near Sea Ranch
Gauge located 0.75 miles below the Wheatfield Fork confluence.  Gauge elevation 40 feet.
  Wheatfield Fork Gualala River - Wolf Creek to House Creek (1.9 miles, II+, Creekin')      Creekin'
  Wheatfield Fork Gualala River - House Creek to Clarks Crossing (8.7 miles, I, Creekin')      Creekin'
  Wheatfield Fork Gualala River - Clarks Crossing to South Fork (9.3 miles, I, Creekin')      Creekin'
  South Fork Gualala River - Houser Bridge to Wheatfield Fork (14.6 miles, II+, Creekin')      Creekin'
  South Fork Gualala River - Wheatfield Fork to the Ocean (9.3 miles, I, Creekin')      Creekin'

Russian - Near Healdsburg
Gauge located at Healdsburg, 3 miles below Digger Bend, 2.1 miles above Hwy-101 bridge.  Gauge elevation 77 feet.
  Russian River - Asti to Alexander Valley Road (11 miles, I with some II-, Creekin')      Creekin'
  Russian River - Alexander Valley Road to Healdsburg (14.6 miles, I with some II-, Creekin')      Creekin'
  Russian River - Healdsburg to Guerneville (16 miles, I+, Dwyer p76)      Creekin'

Russian - At Hacienda Bridge
Gauge located at Hacienda Bridge on River Road at Hacienda, 2.3 miles below Mark West Creek.  Gauge elevation 20 feet.
  Russian River - Healdsburg to Guerneville (16 miles, I+, Dwyer p76)      Creekin'
  Russian River - Guerneville to Jenner (15 miles, I, Dwyer p78)    

Guadalupe - At San Jose
Gauge located 500 feet above the Highway 101 bridge in San Jose.  Gauge elevation 16 feet.
  Guadalupe River - Blossom Hill Road to Trimble Rd (10.6 miles, I to II, Creekin')      Creekin'

Sacramento - Below Keswick Dam
Gauge located 0.8 miles below Keswick Dam, 3 miles above the Market St bridge in Redding.  Gauge elevation 480 feet.
  Sacramento River - Redding to Red Bluff (11.4 miles or 36 miles, I, Creekin')      BRT-Kayaking  Creekin'

Sacramento - At Bend Bridge
Gauge located 2.6 miles above Bend Bridge, 7 miles above Paynes Creek.  Gauge elevation 286 feet.
  Sacramento River - Redding to Red Bluff (11.4 miles or 36 miles, I, Creekin')      BRT-Kayaking  Creekin'

Sacramento - At Vina-Woodson Bridge
Gauge located at the South Ave/Co Route A9 road bridge, near Vina, 1.25 miles below Deer Creek.  Gauge elevation 185 feet.
  Sacramento River - Red Bluff to Woodson Bridge (25 miles, I, Pike p114)    
  Sacramento River - Woodson Bridge to Colusa (74 miles, I, Pike p118)    

American - Below Lake Natoma
Gauge located 700 feet below Hazel Ave, 0.2 miles below Nimbus Dam, 2.4 miles above Sunrise Blvd.  Gauge elevation 72 feet.
  Lower American River - Sailor Bar to Goethe Park (8.0 miles, I with one II, BRT-Kayaking)      AWA  BRT-Kayaking  Creekin'
  Lower American River - San Juan Hole (Destination play spot, II, AWA)    AWA
  Lower American River - Goethe Park to Howe Avenue (6.1 miles, I with one II, Pike p155)      BRT-Kayaking  Creekin'
  Lower American River - Howe Avenue to Sacramento River Confluence (8 miles, I, Pike p156)    

Stanislaus - At Orange Blossom Bridge
Gauge located at Orange Blossom Rd bridge, 7.5 miles below Knights Ferry.  Gauge elevation 117 feet.
  Lower Stanislaus River - Goodwin Dam to Knights Ferry (4 miles, III to V-, H&S p209)      AWetState  AWA  Creekin'
  Lower Stanislaus River - Knights Ferry to Orange Blossom Bridge (9 miles, I with some II+, Creekin')      AWA  Creekin'
  Lower Stanislaus River - Orange Blossom Bridge or Valley Oak to McHenry Recreation Area (17 or 19.5 miles, I, Pike p170 and p172)    

Tuolumne - Below La Grange Dam
Gauge located 0.8 miles below La Grange Dam, 2.1 miles above La Grange.  Gauge elevation 175 feet.
  Tuolumne River - La Grange Dam to Roberts Ferry (10.3 miles, I, Pike p176)      AWA  Creekin'
  Tuolumne River - Roberts Ferry to Fox Grove Park (13.4 miles, I, Pike p180)      AWA  Creekin'
  Tuolumne River - Fox Grove Park to Riverdale Fishing Access (14.0 miles, I, Hearsay)      Creekin'

San Joaquin - Below Friant Dam
Gauge located   Gauge elevation 294 feet.
  San Joaquin River - Friant Dam to Skaggs Bridge Park (31 miles, I, AWA)      AWA

San Joaquin - At Highway 41
Gauge located at the Highway 41 bridge near Woodward Park.  Gauge elevation 260 feet.
  San Joaquin River - Friant Dam to Skaggs Bridge Park (31 miles, I, AWA)      AWA

San Joaquin - At Donny Bridge
Gauge located   Gauge elevation 239 feet.
  San Joaquin River - Friant Dam to Skaggs Bridge Park (31 miles, I, AWA)      AWA

San Joaquin - Below Skaggs Bridge
Gauge located 2.1 miles below Skaggs Bridge (Highway 145).  Gauge elevation 200 feet.
  San Joaquin River - Friant Dam to Skaggs Bridge Park (31 miles, I, AWA)      AWA

San Joaquin - At Gravelly Ford
Gauge located   Gauge elevation 170 feet.
  San Joaquin River - Friant Dam to Skaggs Bridge Park (31 miles, I, AWA)      AWA

San Joaquin - At Mendota
Gauge located   Gauge elevation 141 feet.
  San Joaquin River - Mendota to Firebaugh (9 miles, I, AWA)      AWA

Kaweah - Below Terminus Dam
Gauge located 0.5 miles below Terminus Dam, 0.8 miles above Dry Creek.  Gauge elevation 500 feet.
  Kaweah River - Below Terminus Dam (Dry Creek Rd to Woodlake Airport) (4.8 miles, II+, KaweahPage)      AWA  BRT-Kayaking  KaweahPage
  St Johns River - Woodlake Airport to Cutler Park (8.2 miles, I to II, Hearsay)      BRT-Kayaking

Los Angeles - Below Sepulveda Dam
Gauge located at Sepulveda Blvd, 0.6 miles below Sepulveda Dam.  Gauge elevation 663 feet.
  Note: Access is allowed only from Memorial Day to around Labor Day. Even so, access is denied during major storm events. See the MRCA website for details.
  Note: An alternative to the full Sepulveda Basin run is to put in at Haskell Creek, boat upstream to the Balboa Lake inlet, then back again. The yellow marker on the Dreamflows map shows the common turnaound point.
  Los Angeles River - Balboa Blvd to Haskell Creek (Sepulveda Basin) (1.6 miles, Flatwater, MRCA)      OnlineGuide
  Los Angeles River - Fletcher Ave to Oros Street (Glendale Narrows/Frogtown/Elysian Valley) (2.4 miles, I to II-, MRCA)      OnlineGuide

Los Angeles - Above Rio Hondo
Gauge located 400 feet below Firestone Blvd, 1.25 miles above Rio Hondo confluence.  Gauge elevation 100 feet.
  Note: Access is allowed only from Memorial Day to around Labor Day. Even so, access is denied during major storm events. See the MRCA website for details.
  Los Angeles River - Fletcher Ave to Oros Street (Glendale Narrows/Frogtown/Elysian Valley) (2.4 miles, I to II-, MRCA)      OnlineGuide

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Easy Nevada Rivers

Carson - Near Carson City
Gauge located 1.3 miles above Mexican Dam, 2.9 miles above Carson River Park.  Gauge elevation 4620 feet.
  Carson River - Eagle Valley Run (Carson River Park to Morgan Mill Road River Access) (3.3 miles, I-II, Carson City Parks and Recreation Department)      Map
  Carson River - Carson River Canyon (Morgan Mill Road River Access to Santa Maria Ranch) (9.3 miles, II-III, Carson City Parks and Recreation Department)      Map

Lower Colorado - Below Hoover Dam
Gauge located 0.8 miles below Hoover Dam.  Gauge elevation 675 feet.
  Lower Colorado River - Black Canyon (12 miles, I+, WWW p545)      AWA

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Easy Oregon Rivers

Rogue - Near Agness
Gauge located 0.8 miles above Shasta Costa Creek, 2.6 miles above Illinois River, 2.8 miles above Agness.  Gauge elevation 114 feet.
  Rogue River - Grave Creek to Foster Bar (35 miles, III, Creekin')      AWA  Creekin'  NWRafting  WWGuidebook  Permit Info
  Rogue River - Foster Bar to Gold Beach (33.8 miles, I to II, AllAbout)      AllAbout

Umpqua - Near Elkton
Gauge located at Hwy-138 bridge, 1.7 miles above Mehl Creek, 8.4 miles above Elkton.  Gauge elevation 90 feet.
  Umpqua River - River Forks Park to Scottsburg (84 miles, I, Soggy p106)  
  Umpqua River - Sawyers Rapids (2.3 miles, II+, Soggy p108)  

Alsea - Near Tidewater
Gauge located 0.9 miles below Grass Creek, 2.5 miles above Scott Creek.  Gauge elevation 48 feet.
  North Fork Alsea River - North Fork Bridge to Mill Creek Park (5 miles, I, AWA)      AWA
  South Fork Alsea River - Hubert McBee Memorial Park to Rock Quarry Weir (6 miles, II to III, Soggy p57)    
  Alsea River - Mill Creek Park to Tidewater (32 miles, I, Soggy p60)    

Deschutes - Below Wickiup Reservoir
Gauge located 500 feet below Wickiup Reservoir.  Gauge elevation 4257 feet.
  Deschutes River - Wickiup Dam to Pringle Falls (9 miles, I, Soggy p291)      AWA
  Deschutes River - Pringle Falls to Big River Campground (16 miles, I, Soggy p294)      AWA
  Deschutes River - Big River Campground to Benham Falls (18 miles, I, Soggy p294)      AWA

Grande Ronde - Near Perry
Gauge located 1.2 miles above Perry, 5.4 miles above La Grande.  Gauge elevation 2950 feet.
  Grande Ronde River - Tony Vey Meadows to Red Bridge State Park (17 miles, III, Soggy p334)    
  Grande Ronde River - Red Bridge State Park to Hilgard Junction State Park (8 miles, II to II+, Soggy p335)    
  Grande Ronde River - Hilgard Junction State Park to Riverside City Park (9 miles, II to III, Soggy p337)    
  Grande Ronde River - Riverside City Park to Elgin (32 miles, I, Soggy p338)    

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Easy Utah Rivers

Green - Near Greendale
Gauge located at the boat ramp 0.45 miles below Flaming Gorge Dam.  Gauge elevation 5594 feet.
  Green River - Flaming Gorge to Lodore (47 miles, I to II, AWA)      AWA
  Green River - Gates of Lodore (Lodore to Echo Park) (19 miles, II to IV, AWA)      AWA  Permit Info
  Green River - Split Mountain Canyon (Echo Park to Split Mountain) (24 miles, II to IV, AWA)      AWA

Green - At Green River
Gauge located 0.9 miles above the I-70 bridge in the town of Green River.  Gauge elevation 4040 feet.
  Green River - Ouray to Green River Town (Desolation & Gray Canyons) (128 miles, II to III, AWA)      AWA  Permit Info
  Green River - Green River Town to Mineral Bottom (Labyrinth Canyon) (68 miles, I, AWA)      AWA  Permit Info
  Green River - Mineral Bottom to Colorado Confluence (Stillwater Canyon) (52 miles, I, AWA)      AWA  Permit Info

Dirty Devil - Near Hanksville
Gauge located at the mouth of Poison Spring Canyon, 1000 feet below the Poison Springs Wash Rd crossing.  Gauge elevation 3850 feet.
  Dirty Devil - Hanksville to Hite (75 miles, I, AWA)    AWA

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Easy Arizona Rivers

Lower Colorado - Below Hoover Dam
Gauge located 0.8 miles below Hoover Dam.  Gauge elevation 675 feet.
  Lower Colorado River - Black Canyon (12 miles, I+, WWW p545)      AWA

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List of Composite Maps

River/StreamComposite Map
Alameda CreekSan Francisco Bay Creeks
Alsea RiverAlsea River
American RiverLower American River
Carson RiverCarson River
Colorado RiverColorado River - Grand Canyon, Black Canyon
Deschutes RiverUpper Deschutes River
Eel RiverMain Eel River
South Fork Eel River
Grande Ronde RiverGrande Ronde River
Green RiverUpper Green, Yampa Rivers
Lower Green River
Gualala RiverGualala River
Kaweah RiverLower Kaweah River
Los Angeles RiverLos Angeles River
Navarro RiverMattole, Noyo, Navarro, Garcia
Rogue RiverLower Rogue River
Russian RiverLower Russian River
Sacramento RiverLower Sacramento River
San Joaquin RiverLower San Joaquin River
Stanislaus RiverLower Stanislaus River
Trinity RiverTrinity River - Above North Fork
Tuolumne RiverTuolumne River - Below La Grange

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Easywater Paddling Links

CDEC - California Data Exchange Center
USGS - California Real-Time Flow Index