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SLUICE BOX TO GREEN RIFFLE

Klamath River - california
20th of April
Status RUNNABLE
Streamflow 7000 cfs
Average 2000 cfs
Runnable Min 700 cfs
Runnable Max 10000 cfs
Gradient FPM
Length 60 Miles
Class III- to IV
Current Weather 71° Isolated Showers then Chance T-storms

Summary

Sluice Box to Green Riffle is currently runnable with streamflow levels at 7000cfs, about 250% above the average runnable rate of 2000cfs. We recommend paddling this section of the Klamath River between a bare minimum of 700cfs and a high of 10000cfs.

This class III- to IV journey is accessible from 19 different boat launch points along the Klamath River. Paddlers should prepare for the 21 class III- to IV whitewater rapids along this run. Sluice Box to Green Riffle is also ideal for multi day paddlers looking to do some camping too. Campers will find 30 riverside campsites as the run winds its way through 60 miles of the beautiful Klamath River. Streamflow levels and subsequent run conditions for Sluice Box To Green Riffle are sourced from the nearby USGS streamflow gauge at Klamath R Nr Seiad Valley Ca.


This is a great 3-5 day trip with some good 2-3-4 rapids, since the highway runs the length of the road you can tailor the trip to your liking. Weather on the river today will be isolated showers between 11am and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. mostly sunny, with a high near 71. calm wind becoming west around 6 mph in the afternoon. chance of precipitation is 50%.

Season Begins: May & Ends: September

Seasonal Flow Status: 80% Above Average

With a 7000cfs streamflow rate, Sluice Box To Green Riffle is currently above its 3895cfs average seasonal streamflow for this time of year by 80%. Typically, this paddling destination has seen streamflow levels ranging between a low of 2020cfs in 2014, and a high of 7000cfs seen in 2019. Data for this report is sourced directly from USGS streamflow gauge 11520500



Hourly Forecast: 71° Today, Isolated Showers then Chance T-storms

Over the course of the next 5 days, weather conditions on the river are expected to range between Rain before 11am, then showers likely after 11am. High near 55. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. to mostly sunny, with a high near 76. It doesn't look like there's any substantial snow forecasted this week with air temperatures ranging between 55° - 76°

Forecast Discussion

608 FXUS66 KMFR 191206 AFDMFR Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Medford OR 506 AM PDT Fri Apr 19 2019 .Updated Aviation Discussion. .SHORT TERM... The big story for today is the potential for thunderstorms across northern California and southern Oregon. There will be potential instability in the air with a cold front approaching from the northwest. Therefore, we feel pretty good about some thunderstorms popping up around Mt Shasta and areas east of the Cascades. Storm formation will likely occur after 2pm and during the early evening hours. These storms are not expected to be exceptionally strong, so just look for small hail and perhaps some wind gusts up to 45 mph. The chance for rain showers will continue through the night as the the cold front pushes through Oregon with the system aloft also digging into Oregon. Temperatures will cool down Saturday with highs in the lower 60`s for the valleys west of the Cascades. The chance for thunderstorms on Saturday is really diminished after looking at the potential instability across the region. Therefore, it`s looking more like widespread showers with a snow level around 6500 feet. Models have been really aggressive with the amount of precipitation these showers will dump east of the Cascades. Adding up the precipitation Friday and Saturday, the majority of areas east of the Cascades will see about 0.5 inches of rain. Mt Shasta City and Summer Lake will see up to 1 inch of rain. Areas along the coast will only see a few tenths, which is unusual given that the coast is usually wetter than the eastside. After this low passes through, we`ll see a high pressure build and a thermal trough develop along the Oregon coastline. Overall, Sunday should be rather pleasant with plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the lower 70`s over the westside valleys. -Smith .LONG TERM.../Issued 320 PM PDT Thu Apr 18 2019/ Monday, Apr 22nd through Thursday, Apr 25th, 2019... Operational models and their ensembles are in good agreement with the overall pattern evolution in the extended, but there are differences in the resulting weather, especially ...



Whitewater Rapids and Obstacles

Obstacle Summary Class Elevation
Sluice Box 2

Class 2 rapid

II
Portuguese Creek 3

Class 3 rapid

III
Savage Rapids 3

Class 3 rapid

III
Lower Savage 3

Class 3 rapid - Scout Right - Stay right

III
Otters Playpen3

Class 3 Rapid

III
Fort Goff Falls 3

Class 3 rapid

III
Joe Miles 2+

Class 2+ rapid

II+
Wounded Knee 2

Class 2 rapid

II
Welcome Waves 2

Class 2 rapid

II
Rattlesnake 3

Class 3 rapid. Scout river left

III
Devil's Toenail 3

Class 3 rapid

III
Funnel 3

Class 3 rapid

III
Trench 3

Class 3 rapid

III
Wingate 2

Class 2 rapid

II
Surfer's Alley 2

Class 2 rapid

II
The Exterminator 2

Class 2 rapid

II
Ferry Point 3

Class 3 rapid

III
Osprey 2+

Class 2+ rapid - Stay right of boulder

II+
Sasquatch Squeeze 2

Class 2 rapid

II
Dragon's Tooth 4

Class 4 rapid. Scout river right

IV
Blue Nose 2

Class 2 rapid

II

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Sluice Box to Green Riffle Campsites

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Campground

Gorge Camp

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1st night camp - Ranger said good sight.

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Best Site on river with hike to waterfall.

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