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LOWER VERDE

Verde River - arizona
Updated Aug. 21, 2019, 8:30 a.m.
Class
I to II
Easy
Length
19.0
Miles
Gradient
None
Feet / Mile
Status TOO LOW
Streamflow 136 cfs
Average 500 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 southwest in the afternoon.

This run is accessible from 4 public boat access points along the Verde River.

Season Begins: November & Ends: April



Streamflow Conditions

The Lower Verde is currently TOO LOW to be paddled and you could find yourself bottoming out on rocks. Paddlers are advised to exercise caution with streamflow levels at 136cfs, about -73% below the average runnable rate of 500cfs. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Lower Verde are sourced from the USGS streamflow gage located at Verde River Below Bartlett Dam, Az.


Our recommended river levels for paddling this section of the Verde River are between a bare minimum of 300cfs and a high of 2000cfs. Paddlers can expect to come across numerous class I to II obstacles as they float down this 19 mile stretch of the Verde River.



Weather Overview: 109° Today, 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. Sunny, with a high near 104. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. to sunny and hot, with a high near 113. north northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 104° - 113°



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