River Runs Kayaking Whitewater

The Santa Maria River, located in Arizona, is a popular whitewater river run. The ideal streamflow range for the Santa Maria River is between 200 and 800 cubic feet per second (cfs). The river has a class rating of III to IV, meaning it has moderate to difficult rapids and requires moderate to advanced skills.

The Santa Maria River has a segment mileage of approximately 10 miles. Some of the specific river rapids and obstacles include the Eye of the Needle, Wall Slammer, and the Screaming Left Turn. These rapids offer exciting challenges for experienced whitewater rafters.

Specific regulations for the area include a permit system through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and a limit on the number of daily users. Additionally, all visitors must pack out their trash and follow Leave No Trace principles to protect the natural environment.

Realtime River Levels

USGS 09424900
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Excessive Heat Warning
Until 2024-07-21T05:00:00-07:00 National Weather Service
* WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions expected. Temperatures in the Colorado River Valley and around Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, and Lake Havasu will range from 112 to 118. Central and southern Mohave County including the Kingman area will range from 106 to 112. Cadiz and Morongo Basins will range from 110 to 117. * WHERE...Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Lake Havasu and Fort Mohave, Northwest Deserts, Morongo Basin, Cadiz Basin, and San Bernardino County-Upper Colorado River Valley. * WHEN...Until 9 PM PDT / MST Sunday. * IMPACTS...Heat-related illnesses increase significantly during extreme heat events. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Hot temperatures overnight will mean little relief from the daytime heat, especially in lower elevations of the Colorado River Valley, where low temperatures may not fall below 90 degrees.

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Last Updated 2024-07-15
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