Sixth Water


The only reason this run exists today is because of the Wasatch Front.  Societies insatiable need for water caused the Strawberry tunnel to pipe water here for roughly 4 miles.  This then drains down sixth water into Diamond Fork creek and ultimately west towards the Wasatch Front.  Otherwise the bulk of water seen here would flow east to the Green River (via the Strawberry River) and become California and Nevada's water.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Sixth Water Creek are between a bare minimum of 35cfs and a high of 100cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 10149000, the Sixth Water Cr Ab Syar Tunnel Remember only watercraft are permitted at Sixth Water.

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Whitewater Rapids

Obstacles on the river run
Dam Drop
Class IV+ to V
Unborn Soul
Class V- to V

Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Fairview Tunnel Near Fairview
USGS 09309600
1 cfs 1.7 ft
Spanish Fork At Castilla
USGS 10150500
223 cfs 4.0 ft
East Canyon Creek Bl I-80 Rest Stop Nr Park City
USGS 10133650
37 cfs 5.7 ft
Provo River At Provo
USGS 10163000
126 cfs 4.4 ft
Weber River Near Oakley
USGS 10128500
1,190 cfs 8.0 ft
Provo River Near Charleston
USGS 10155500
208 cfs 3.7 ft
Currant Creek Near Mona
USGS 10146400
3 cfs 4.0 ft
Silver Creek Near Silver Creek Junction
USGS 10129900
7 cfs 4.2 ft
Diamond Fork Above Red Hollow
USGS 10149400
73 cfs 5.1 ft
Strawberry River At Pinnacles Near Fruitland
USGS 09285900
58 cfs 2.0 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
atwater study plot
SNOTEL ATH20_MADIS
32" -4"
alta
SNOTEL ATAU1
14" -5"
alta - guard house
SNOTEL AGD
21.72" -3.27"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Unicorn 26 7,242 ft
Madsen Bay - Scofield State Park 40 7,694 ft
Fish Creek 7 7,707 ft
Sheep Creek Dispersed None 5,813 ft
Sawmill Hollow 5 6,191 ft
Renegade 62 7,597 ft
Strawberry Bay - Strawberry Reservoir 300 7,647 ft
Mountain View - Scofield State Park 34 7,654 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Deer Valley Resort 40" 54° 3.57"
Sundance 8" 63° 2.38"
Brighton Ski Resort 40" 54° 3.57"
Canyons 40" 54° 3.57"
Park City Mountain Resort 40" 54° 3.57"
DC Shoes Mountain Lab 24" 56° 3.01"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Upper Slate Gorge 239.0cfs 2.0 Mi IV
Sixth Water 31.9cfs 1.0 Mi V- to V
Upper Provo Falls 239.0cfs 0.75 Mi V- to V+
Middle Provo (Jordanelle to Deer Creek) 239.0cfs 25.0 Mi II+
Bridal Veil (BV) 2440.0cfs 4.0 Mi III to IV
Spanish Fork 148.0cfs 1.6 Mi III-