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Whitewater River Run

California American River, North Fork

Generation And Giant Gaps (Tadpole To Colfax-Iowa Hill Road)

Class IV TO IV+


75°, Slight Chance Showers Then Chance T-Storms

The Generation and Giant Gaps Tadpole to Colfax Iowa Hill Road River Run in California is a Class III-IV river run that spans approximately 6.5 miles. The rapids range from technical pool drops to steep chutes, and there are several obstacles to navigate, including a large boulder garden and a narrow rock chute. The best time to float this section of water is in the spring when flows are between 1,500-2,500 cfs. This section of the river is not recommended for beginner boaters, and a solid roll and rescue skills are necessary.

Weather today, A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Southeast wind 6 to 9 mph becoming south southwest in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Status Runnable
Class Level IV to IV+
Elevation 717 ft
Run Length 26.8 Mi
Gradient 120 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 2490 cfs
Gauge Height 2.7 ft
Reporting Streamgage Nf American R A North Fork Dam Ca
USGS 11427000

Nearby Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Incline Ck Nr Crystal Bay
USGS 10336700
45 cfs 2.8 ft
Deer C Nr Smartville Ca
USGS 11418500
8 cfs 1.5 ft
Prosser C Bl Prosser C Dam Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10340500
222 cfs 2.4 ft
Cosumnes R A Michigan Bar Ca
USGS 11335000
615 cfs 4.6 ft
Franktown C Nr Carson City
USGS 10348460
13 cfs 4.9 ft
Galena C At Galena C State Park
USGS 10348850
73 cfs 11.9 ft
Truckee R Bl Martis C Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10339410
1,420 cfs 5.5 ft
Blackwood C Nr Tahoe City Ca
USGS 10336660
357 cfs 10.6 ft
Incline Ck Abv Tyrol Village Nr Incline Village Nv
USGS 103366993
7 cfs 3.1 ft
Third Ck Nr Crystal Bay
USGS 10336698
70 cfs 3.0 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Sterling lake- dispersed None 7,036 ft
East Meadow 46 6,130 ft
Little Lasier Meadow 12 6,484 ft
French Meadows 75 5,330 ft
Hampshire Rocks 30 5,921 ft
Woodchuck 8 6,256 ft
Yuba Pass 20 6,715 ft
Loganville 19 4,112 ft
Fuller Lake None 5,380 ft
Jones Fork 10 5,052 ft
Carr Lake 12 6,668 ft
Fir Top 12 6,078 ft
Sterling Lake 8 7,023 ft
West Point 8 4,999 ft
Ahart 12 5,341 ft
Donner Summit Area - Lake Spaulding 25 5,045 ft
Robinson Flat 14 6,696 ft
Woodcamp 20 6,140 ft
Gerle Creek 50 5,272 ft
Findley 15 6,178 ft
Lindsey Lake 10 6,271 ft
Wench Creek 2 4,947 ft
Wild Plum 49 4,485 ft
Sunset 139 4,970 ft
Finnon Lake 14 2,427 ft
Lake Spaulding 25 5,048 ft
Airport Flat 16 5,383 ft
Stumpy Meadows 40 4,465 ft
McMurray None 5,880 ft
Pass Creek 30 6,137 ft
Dru Barner 47 3,237 ft
Hell Hole 10 5,167 ft
Grouse Ridge 9 7,410 ft
Camino Cove 32 4,898 ft
Big Reservoir 19 4,161 ft
Ponderosa Cove 18 4,293 ft
Fashoda 30 4,869 ft
Union Flat 11 3,416 ft
Lewis 40 5,280 ft
Ice House 83 5,493 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class

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