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LOWER SALT

Salt River - arizona
Updated Oct. 21, 2019, 3 p.m.
Class
I
Easy
Length
14.0
Miles
Gradient
None
Feet / Mile
Status RUNNABLE
Streamflow 16 cfs
Average 1000 cfs
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Current Weather 85° Slight Chance T-storms then Mostly Sunny
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From Desert Voyagers Weather on the river today will be a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11am. mostly sunny, with a high near 85. calm wind becoming west around 5 mph 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 16cfs, about -51% below 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: 85° Today, Slight Chance T-storms then Mostly Sunny

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon. to sunny, with a high near 89. east southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 85° - 89°



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