HIGHWAY 70 CROSSING TO LAKE OROVILLE

HIGHWAY 70 CROSSING TO LAKE OROVILLE

River Runs Kayaking Whitewater


The Whitewater River Run from Highway 70 Crossing to Lake Oroville in California is a popular destination for whitewater enthusiasts. The ideal streamflow range for this section of the river is between 500-1500 cfs, providing a thrilling ride through Class III-IV rapids. The segment mileage is approximately 9 miles, taking around 4-6 hours to complete.

One of the most notable rapids on this run is the infamous "Meatgrinder," a Class IV drop that requires precise maneuvering. Other obstacles include "Cresta" and "Outback," both Class III rapids that offer fun waves and holes to play in.

There are specific regulations in place for this area, including a required permit for commercial outfitters and restrictions on certain sections of the river during spawning season for salmon and steelhead. It is important for all visitors to follow Leave No Trace principles and pack out all trash to preserve the natural beauty of the area.

Realtime River Levels


USGS 11390000
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Heat Advisory
Until 2024-07-21T06:00:00-07:00 National Weather Service
* WHAT...Hot conditions, with high temperatures 103 to 110 and warm overnight low temperatures in the upper 60s to lower 80s. * WHERE...Sacramento Valley, Motherlode, Northeast Foothills, and Northern San Joaquin Valley. * WHEN...From 11 AM Monday to 11 PM PDT Wednesday. * IMPACTS...Heat related illnesses will be possible, especially for groups that are sensitive to heat. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Widespread Major HeatRisk is expected. This level of heat could impact outdoor activities.

July 20, 2024

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Humidity

Last Updated 2024-07-20
River Levels 299 cfs (1.43 ft)
Percent of Normal 107%
Status
Class Level iii-iv
Elevation ft
Streamflow Discharge cfs
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Reporting Streamgage
USGS 11390000

Regional Streamflow

5

Cubic Feet Per Second

63

Cubic Feet Per Second

7270

Cubic Feet Per Second

8660

Cubic Feet Per Second

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