BURNEY VALLEY CREEK HEADWATERS TO CONFLUENCE WITH GRANITE CREEK
STREAMFLOW: 80 CFS
Class IV-V River Run
The Burney Valley Creek Headwaters to Confluence with Granite Creek is a beautiful and challenging whitewater river run located in California. The ideal streamflow range for this section of river is between 500 and 2,000 cubic feet per second (cfs), but it is important to note that this can vary depending on the season and recent weather patterns.
This section of river is rated as a Class IV-V, making it suitable only for experienced paddlers who are comfortable navigating technical rapids and obstacles such as steep drops, boulder gardens, and tight chutes. The total segment mileage is approximately 5.8 miles, with the river flowing through a scenic canyon with steep cliffs and lush vegetation.
Some of the notable rapids and obstacles on this river include the Burney Falls Drop, a steep and technical Class V rapid that requires precise navigation and expert maneuvering. Other challenging sections include the Chute, Cathedral Falls, and the S-Turns, which all require careful attention and advanced paddling skills.
It is important to note that there are specific regulations and guidelines for paddling this section of river, including a requirement for helmets and personal flotation devices (PFDs), as well as restrictions on the use of motorized watercraft and alcohol. Additionally, paddlers should be mindful of their impact on the natural environment and take steps to protect the river and its surrounding ecosystem.
Overall, the Burney Valley Creek Headwaters to Confluence with Granite Creek is a thrilling and challenging whitewater run that requires skill, experience, and respect for the natural environment. Paddlers should be sure to consult multiple sources and follow all regulations and guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience on this beautiful river.
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