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Whitewater River Run

California American River, South Fork

Chili Bar

Class III TO IV Easy

742 CFS

Too Low
61°, Mostly Sunny

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the American River, South Fork are between a bare minimum of 800cfs and a high of 4,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 11427000, the Nf American R A North Fork Dam Ca Remember only watercraft are permitted at Chili Bar.

Status Too Low
Class Level III to IV
Elevation 717 ft
Run Length 8.0 Mi
Gradient 26 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 742 cfs
Gage Height 1.3 ft
Reporting Streamgage Nf American R A North Fork Dam Ca
USGS 11427000

Nearby Snowpack and Water Data

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Donner C At Hwy 89 Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10338700
49 cfs 3.1 ft
Nf American R A North Fork Dam Ca
USGS 11427000
742 cfs 1.3 ft
Little Truckee R Bl Div Dam Nr Sierraville Ca
USGS 10341950
3 cfs 1.0 ft
Cosumnes R A Michigan Bar Ca
USGS 11335000
1,160 cfs 5.1 ft
N Yuba R Bl Goodyears Bar Ca
USGS 11413000
613 cfs 3.7 ft
Sagehen C Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10343500
3 cfs 1.7 ft
Pilot C Bl Mutton Canyon Nr Georgetown Ca
USGS 11433040
2 cfs 3.0 ft
American R A Fair Oaks Ca
USGS 11446500
3,870 cfs 7.9 ft
Deer C Nr Smartville Ca
USGS 11418500
173 cfs 3.2 ft
Unnamed Trib Ab Gavin Mandry Dr Nr Marysville Ca
USGS 11424548
0 cfs 2.5 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
blue canyon
65" -2"
Independence Lake
112" -1"
black springs
92.33" -1.19"
Independence Creek
50" 0"
Ward Creek #3
98" -1"
Independence Camp
74" 0"
Css Lab
101" -2"
alpine meadows-base
389" 100"
Squaw Valley G.C.
104" -2"

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Rucky A Chucky - Auburn State Rec Area 5 723 ft
Dru Barner 47 3,237 ft
Finnon Lake 14 2,427 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Yankee Jim Road to Ponderosa Way (Shirttail) 1390.0cfs 5.0 Mi II to III
Generation and Giant Gaps (Tadpole to Colfax-Iowa Hill Road) 1390.0cfs 26.8 Mi IV to IV+
Chili Bar 1390.0cfs 8.0 Mi III to IV
Greenwood to Mammoth Bar 1390.0cfs 7.0 Mi II to II+
Coloma to Greenwood - (C to G) 1390.0cfs 5.0 Mi II to III-
Tunnel Run (Ralston Powerhouse to Greenwood) 1390.0cfs 16.5 Mi IV- to IV

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