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South Fork of the Yuba (Golden Quartz)


Stretch: Golden Quartz Picnic Area to Washington
Difficulty: Class IV- to IV+
Distance: 3.3 miles
Flows: ?00-6,000+ cfs (estimated upstream at Lang’s Crossing + Canyon Creek below Bowman + take into consideration what downstream at 49 Bridge is doing). Current Dreamflows Canyon Creek gauge, Lang's Crossing gauge, 49 Bridge gauge
Gradient: 76 fpm
Put-in: Golden Quartz Picnic Area
Take-out: Washington
Shuttle: ~3.5 miles, off road car required (i.e., no Civics, Outbacks OK)
Season: Dam release rarely or winter during heavy rain or spring due to Spaulding spilling
Written: © 2009



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