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LOWER SALT

Salt River - arizona
Updated June 20, 2019, 2 p.m.

Status RUNNABLE
Streamflow 489 cfs
Average 1000 cfs
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Runnable Min 350 cfs
Runnable Max 2000 cfs
Length 14 Miles
Class I
Current Weather 102° Sunny
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Streamflow Conditions

Lower Salt is currently runnable with streamflow levels at 489cfs, about -39% below the average runnable rate of 1000cfs. Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Salt River are between a bare minimum of 350cfs and a high of 2000cfs. 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..

Run Overview

This class I journey is accessible from 8 different boat launch points along the Salt River. Paddlers should prepare for the 3 class I whitewater rapids along this run.

From Desert Voyagers Weather on the river today will be sunny, with a high near 102. southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon.

Season Begins: January & Ends: January

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: 102° 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 101. Breezy, with a southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. to sunny, with a high near 97. breezy, with a south southeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. winds could gust as high as 25 mph. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 101° - 97°

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