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TUNNEL RUN (RALSTON POWERHOUSE TO GREENWOOD)

Whitewater River Run





California American River, Middle Fork

Tunnel Run (Ralston Powerhouse To Greenwood)

Class IV- TO IV Easy

732 CFS

Runnable
61°, Mostly Sunny

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the American River, Middle Fork are between a bare minimum of 700cfs and a high of 3,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 11427000, the Nf American R A North Fork Dam Ca Remember only watercraft are permitted at Tunnel Run (Ralston Powerhouse to Greenwood).

Status Runnable
Class Level IV- to IV
Elevation 717 ft
Run Length 16.5 Mi
Gradient 23 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 732 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
48 cfs 3.1 ft
Unnamed Trib Ab Gavin Mandry Dr Nr Marysville Ca
USGS 11424548
0 cfs 2.5 ft
Pilot C Ab Stumpy Meadows Res Ca
USGS 11431800
3 cfs 4.1 ft
Unnamed Trib Bl Gavin Mandry Dr Nr Marysville Ca
USGS 11424546
8 cfs 2.3 ft
Sagehen C Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10343500
3 cfs 1.7 ft
Truckee R Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10338000
92 cfs 1.7 ft
Deer C Nr Cameron Park Ca
USGS 11335655
8 cfs 3.6 ft
Independence C Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10343000
14 cfs 2.6 ft
Ward C At Hwy 89 Nr Tahoe Pines Ca
USGS 10336676
10 cfs 5.6 ft
Donner C A Donner Lk Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10338500
26 cfs 3.3 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Css Lab
SNOTEL 428
101" 0"
Independence Lake
SNOTEL 541
111" -1"
Rubicon #2
SNOTEL 724
86" -2"
Squaw Valley G.C.
SNOTEL 784
102" -2"
black springs
SNOTEL BLSC1
91.12" -1.21"
blue canyon
SNOTEL BLU
65" 0"
Independence Camp
SNOTEL 539
74" 0"
Tahoe City Cross
SNOTEL 809
49" -1"
Ward Creek #3
SNOTEL 848
97" -1"
Independence Creek
SNOTEL 540
48" -1"
Truckee #2
SNOTEL 834
60" -1"

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Big Reservoir 19 4,161 ft
Giant Gap 35 3,686 ft
Shirttail 30 3,943 ft
Ponderosa Cove 18 4,293 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
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-
Chili Bar 1390.0cfs 8.0 Mi III to IV
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+
Yankee Jim Road to Ponderosa Way (Shirttail) 1390.0cfs 5.0 Mi II to III

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