WORKMAN FALLS TO SALOME WILDERNESS BOUNDARY

WORKMAN FALLS TO SALOME WILDERNESS BOUNDARY

River Runs Kayaking Whitewater


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The Whitewater River Run from Workman Falls to Salome Wilderness Boundary in Arizona is a popular destination for whitewater enthusiasts. The ideal streamflow range for this section of the river is between 300-800 cubic feet per second (cfs), which typically occurs during the spring and early summer months.

The class rating for this section of the river is Class III-IV, meaning it has moderate to difficult rapids with moderate to high levels of danger. The segment mileage is approximately 10 miles long, and it takes about 5-6 hours to complete the run.

Some of the specific river rapids and obstacles include Workman Creek Falls, a 10-foot waterfall that requires careful navigation, and Hellsgate Rapid, a Class IV rapid that is known for its steep drops and turbulent waters.

Specific regulations to the area include a permit requirement from the Tonto National Forest, which can be obtained online or at a ranger station. Additionally, visitors are required to pack out all trash and follow Leave No Trace principles to minimize environmental impact.

Realtime River Levels


USGS 09498503
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July 20, 2024

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Last Updated 2024-07-15
River Levels 0 cfs (1.16 ft)
Percent of Normal 0%
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Class Level iii-iv
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Regional Streamflow

9

Cubic Feet Per Second

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Cubic Feet Per Second

3

Cubic Feet Per Second

89

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