BEGINS 2.3 MILES UPSTREAM FROM CONFLUENCE WITH COLORADO RIVER TO CONFLUENCE WITH THE COLORADO RIVER
STREAMFLOW: 8,960 CFS
Class III-IV River Run
The Whitewater River run begins 2.3 miles upstream from the confluence with the Colorado River and ends at the confluence with the Colorado River in Arizona. The ideal streamflow range for this river run is between 1,000 and 10,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). The class rating for this river run ranges from Class III to Class IV. The segment mileage of the Whitewater River run is approximately 10 miles.
The Whitewater River run consists of several challenging rapids and obstacles, including the "Wall," "S-Turn," and "Hole-in-the-Rock." The "Wall" is a Class III rapid that requires precise maneuvering to navigate through the narrow channel. The "S-Turn" is a Class IV rapid that requires paddlers to navigate a series of tight turns and obstacles. The "Hole-in-the-Rock" is a Class III rapid that requires paddlers to navigate through a narrow hole in a large rock.
There are specific regulations in place for the Whitewater River run. Paddlers must obtain a permit from the Bureau of Land Management to access the river. Additionally, paddlers are required to wear personal flotation devices (PFDs) and helmets at all times while on the river. Paddlers are also required to pack out all trash and leave the area as they found it.
Overall, the Whitewater River run is a challenging and exciting river run that offers paddlers a unique and thrilling experience. It is important for paddlers to be aware of the specific regulations and to utilize proper safety equipment to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip.
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