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California American River, North Fork

Yankee Jim Road To Ponderosa Way (Shirttail)



88°, Slight Chance Showers Then Slight Chance T-Storms

The Yankee Jim Road to Ponderosa Way Shirttail River Run in California is a Class II-III river run that spans 9 miles. The river features several obstacles, including boulders and rapids, making it best suited for intermediate and advanced paddlers. The best time of year to float this section of water is in the spring, when the water levels are high, with a recommended flow of 500-1000 cfs. Paddlers should use caution when navigating the river, as there are several sections with strong currents and potential hazards. Overall, the Yankee Jim Road to Ponderosa Way Shirttail River Run offers an exciting and challenging adventure for experienced paddlers.

Weather today, A slight chance of showers between 11am and 2pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Status Runnable
Class Level II to III
Elevation 717 ft
Run Length 5.0 Mi
Gradient 21 FPM
Streamflow Discharge 2570 cfs
Gauge Height 2.8 ft
Reporting Streamgage Nf American R A North Fork Dam Ca
USGS 11427000

Nearby Snowpack and Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Cosumnes R A Michigan Bar Ca
USGS 11335000
646 cfs 4.6 ft
Donner C At Hwy 89 Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10338700
497 cfs 5.1 ft
Pilot C Ab Stumpy Meadows Res Ca
USGS 11431800
3 cfs 4.1 ft
Morrison C Nr Sacramento Ca
USGS 11336580
11 cfs 2.3 ft
Sacramento R A Verona Ca
USGS 11425500
22,700 cfs 18.5 ft
Truckee R Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10338000
783 cfs 3.0 ft
Donner C A Donner Lk Nr Truckee Ca
USGS 10338500
165 cfs 4.0 ft
Dry C A Vernon St Bridge A Roseville Ca
USGS 11447293
159 cfs 10.3 ft
Laguna C Nr Elk Grove Ca
USGS 11336585
1 cfs 3.0 ft
Sacramento R Deep Water Ship Channel Nr Freeport
USGS 11455095
32 cfs 7.4 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Independence Lake
103" -3"
Css Lab
30" -4"

Popular Destinations

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Finnon Lake 14 2,427 ft
Skillman Horse Camp None 4,638 ft
White Cloud 46 4,377 ft
Mineral Bar - Auburn State Rec Area 18 1,167 ft
Big Reservoir 19 4,161 ft
Shirttail 30 3,943 ft
Peninsula - Folsom Lake State Rec Area 100 792 ft
Bear River County Park 23 1,749 ft
Rucky A Chucky - Auburn State Rec Area 5 723 ft
Dru Barner 47 3,237 ft
Dark Day 15 1,955 ft
Nevada County Fairgrounds None 2,455 ft
Malakoff Diggins State Park None 3,461 ft
Giant Gap 35 3,686 ft
South Yuba 16 2,621 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Yankee Jim Road to Ponderosa Way (Shirttail) 2570.0cfs 5.0 Mi II to III
Chili Bar 2570.0cfs 8.0 Mi III to IV
Coloma to Greenwood - (C to G) 2570.0cfs 5.0 Mi II to III-
Tunnel Run (Ralston Powerhouse to Greenwood) 2570.0cfs 16.5 Mi IV- to IV
Greenwood to Mammoth Bar 2570.0cfs 7.0 Mi II to II+
Sunrise Avenue to Watt Avenue 8930.0cfs 11.0 Mi II- to II
Generation and Giant Gaps (Tadpole to Colfax-Iowa Hill Road) 2570.0cfs 26.8 Mi IV to IV+

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