River Runs Kayaking Whitewater

The Whitewater River run from Headwaters To Bucks Lake in California is a popular destination for whitewater enthusiasts. The ideal streamflow range for this run is between 500 and 1500 cfs. The class rating for this run is Class III to IV, with some Class V sections during high water levels. The segment mileage for this run is approximately 12 miles.

The river features a number of rapids and obstacles, including S-Turn, Pinball, and Toilet Bowl. S-Turn is a Class III rapid with a sharp turn and a large boulder in the middle. Pinball is a Class IV rapid with multiple boulders and drops. Toilet Bowl is a Class V rapid with a large hole and powerful hydraulics.

There are specific regulations to the area, including a permit requirement and restrictions on the use of motorized equipment. The area is also subject to seasonal closures and fire restrictions. It is important to check with local authorities before planning a trip to this area.

Realtime River Levels

USGS 11401920
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Last Updated 2024-07-21
River Levels 205 cfs (6.23 ft)
Percent of Normal 108%
Class Level iii-v
Elevation ft
Streamflow Discharge cfs
Gauge Height ft
Reporting Streamgage
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