California Rafting: Mid-August Flow UpdatePosted August 12, 2009 by Malina
With a few weeks to go of the “high season” for California rafting, the news is all good. Flows have been lovely all across the board–from the gentle riffles of our class II Tom Sawyer Float Trips on the South Fork of the American River, to the boat-eating gigantor hydraulics of Cherry Creek, which is as tough as California Rafting gets.
At this point in the season, we are only rafting dam-controlled rivers: the South and Middle Forks of the American River, the Tuolumne River, and Cherry Creek. All of these runs have tightly controlled water levels because of their upstream dams and reservoirs. For us–and you!– this means continuing raftable flows all summer long, and lots of different rafting itineraries.