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LOWER SALT

Salt River - arizona
Updated Aug. 21, 2019, 8 a.m.
Class
I
Easy
Length
14.0
Miles
Gradient
None
Feet / Mile
Status RUNNABLE
Streamflow 1290 cfs
Average 1000 cfs
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Current Weather 109° Sunny
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From Desert Voyagers Weather on the river today will be sunny, with a high near 109. south wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

This run is accessible from 8 public boat access points along the Salt River.

Season Begins: January & Ends: January



Streamflow Conditions

The Lower Salt is currently runnable with streamflow levels at 1290cfs, about 35% above the average runnable rate of 1000cfs. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Lower Salt are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Salt River Blw Stewart Mountain Dam, Az..


Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Salt River are between a bare minimum of 350cfs and a high of 2000cfs. Paddlers can expect to come across 3 class I obstacles as they float down this 14 mile stretch of the Salt River.

Whitewater Rapids

Obstacle Class Elevation
Bull Dog (Rocky Road, Pinball Alley) Class II- to II 1384.0 Feet
Snaggletooth Class I 1392.0 Feet
Unnamed Class I 1326.0 Feet


Weather Overview: 109° Today, Sunny

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between Sunny, with a high near 103. West wind 5 to 10 mph. to sunny and hot, with a high near 113. northeast wind around 5 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 103° - 113°



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