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Whitewater River Run

California American River, South Fork

Chili Bar

Class III TO IV Easy

40 CFS

Too Low
83°, 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 39.5 cfs
Gage Height 0.3 ft
Reporting Streamgage Nf American R A North Fork Dam Ca
USGS 11427000

Nearby Water Data

Gauge Streamflow Stage
N Yuba R Bl Goodyears Bar Ca
USGS 11413000
103 cfs 1.5 ft
Pilot C Bl Mutton Canyon Nr Georgetown Ca
USGS 11433040
2 cfs 3.0 ft
Donner C A Donner Lk Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10338500
6 cfs 3.0 ft
Little Truckee R Bl Div Dam Nr Sierraville Ca
USGS 10341950
3 cfs 1.0 ft
American R A Fair Oaks Ca
USGS 11446500
2,360 cfs 7.7 ft
Deer C Nr Smartville Ca
USGS 11418500
4 cfs 1.4 ft
Morrison C Nr Sacramento Ca
USGS 11336580
11 cfs 2.3 ft
Independence C Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10343000
41 cfs 3.2 ft
Sagehen C Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10343500
1 cfs 1.5 ft
Nf American R A North Fork Dam Ca
USGS 11427000
40 cfs 0.3 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

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Finnon Lake 14 2,427 ft
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Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Tunnel Run (Ralston Powerhouse to Greenwood) 1390.0cfs 16.5 Mi IV- to IV
Coloma to Greenwood - (C to G) 1390.0cfs 5.0 Mi II to III-
Greenwood to Mammoth Bar 1390.0cfs 7.0 Mi II to II+
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
Yankee Jim Road to Ponderosa Way (Shirttail) 1390.0cfs 5.0 Mi II to III

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