High Summer Flow Update: Cherry Creek and Tuolumne

Posted August 11, 2008 by Malina

Upstream dams mean that flows on the Tuolumne River and Cherry Creek have been very consistant in 2008.  Lower water levels actually meant that Cherry Creek had a better than average season this year and we’ve been running a record number of trips on this extremely challenging run as a result.  But, the situation is about to change.

There are just about two and a half weeks left to book a Cherry Creek or a Tuolumne rafting trip this summer.  Those same regulated flows that gave us such great, reliable water this summer are going to be cut off as of September 1st.  There is a slight possibility that our governing agencies will extend raftable flows longer, but they are unlikely to do so.  Of course we’ll let you know if this changes.  For now, we predict that our last Tuolumne and Cherry Creek rafting trips will be Labor Day weekend.  Get on the horn and start planning–we have 1, 2 and 3 day trips with spots available.  Check out videos of these, and other AO rafting trips, here.


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