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GENERATION AND GIANT GAPS (TADPOLE TO COLFAX-IOWA HILL ROAD)

Whitewater River Run





California American River, North Fork

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

Class IV TO IV+ Easy

977 CFS

Runnable
55°, Areas Frost Then Sunny

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the American River, North Fork are between a bare minimum of 500cfs and a high of 2,500cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 11427000, the Nf American R A North Fork Dam Ca Remember only watercraft are permitted at Generation and Giant Gaps (Tadpole to Colfax-Iowa Hill Road).

Status Runnable
Class Level IV to IV+
Elevation 717 ft
Run Length 26.8 Mi
Gradient 120 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 977 cfs
Gage Height 1.5 ft
Reporting Streamgage Nf American R A North Fork Dam Ca
USGS 11427000

Nearby Snowpack and Water Data

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Logan House Ck Nr Glenbrook
USGS 10336740
0 cfs 4.1 ft
Truckee R A Farad Ca
USGS 10346000
334 cfs 3.7 ft
N Yuba R Bl Goodyears Bar Ca
USGS 11413000
732 cfs 4.1 ft
Little Truckee R Ab Boca Res Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10344400
45 cfs 0.8 ft
Third Ck Nr Crystal Bay
USGS 10336698
4 cfs 2.0 ft
Eagle Rock Ck Nr Stateline
USGS 103367592
1 cfs 5.3 ft
Spanish C A Quincy Ca
USGS 11401920
147 cfs 5.9 ft
Truckee R Bl Martis C Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10339410
232 cfs 4.0 ft
Truckee R Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10338000
98 cfs 1.7 ft
Blackwood C Nr Tahoe City Ca
USGS 10336660
17 cfs 8.4 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Tahoe City Cross
SNOTEL 809
54" -2"
Css Lab
SNOTEL 428
104" -2"
Independence Creek
SNOTEL 540
48" 0"
Rubicon #2
SNOTEL 724
91" -1"
Independence Lake
SNOTEL 541
114" -1"
Hagan'S Meadow
SNOTEL 508
77" -1"
Fallen Leaf
SNOTEL 473
45" 0"
Echo Peak
SNOTEL 463
118" -1"
Carson Pass
SNOTEL 1067
114" -2"
black springs
SNOTEL BLSC1
94.41" -1.44"
Ward Creek #3
SNOTEL 848
100" -1"
Big Meadow
SNOTEL 340
77" -1"
Independence Camp
SNOTEL 539
74" 0"
Truckee #2
SNOTEL 834
61" -1"
blue canyon
SNOTEL BLU
65" -3"
Forestdale Creek
SNOTEL 1049
122" -1"
bloods creek
SNOTEL BLCC1
115.41" -1.58"
Squaw Valley G.C.
SNOTEL 784
104" 0"

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Woodchuck 8 6,256 ft
Grouse Ridge 9 7,410 ft
Sterling lake- dispersed None 7,036 ft
Robinson Flat 14 6,696 ft
Lindsey Lake 10 6,271 ft
Hampshire Rocks 30 5,921 ft
Lake Spaulding 25 5,048 ft
Sterling Lake 8 7,023 ft
McMurray None 5,880 ft
Donner Summit Area - Lake Spaulding 25 5,045 ft
Fuller Lake None 5,380 ft
Carr Lake 12 6,668 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Squaw Valley 104" 40° 6.97"
Sugar Bowl Resort 61" 44° 7.53"
Soda Springs 106" 42° 8.19"
Boreal Mountain Resort 104" 39° 7.71"
Alpine Meadows Ski Area 100" 37° 6"
Donner Ski Ranch 104" 39° 7.71"
Tahoe Donner 106" 42° 8.19"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Chili Bar 1390.0cfs 8.0 Mi III to IV
Coloma to Greenwood - (C to G) 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+
Tunnel Run (Ralston Powerhouse to Greenwood) 1390.0cfs 16.5 Mi IV- to IV
Yankee Jim Road to Ponderosa Way (Shirttail) 1390.0cfs 5.0 Mi II to III
Royal Gorge (Soda Springs to Tadpole Creek) 817.0cfs 25.0 Mi V to V+

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