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San Joaquin River (Patterson Bend)


Stretch: Kerckhoff Reservoir to Kerchoff #1 PH
Difficulty: Class IV to V
Distance: 10.0 miles (2.0 of which on the lake and an additional 1.8 through Squaw Leap)
Flows: 700 to 4,000 cfs (Been done higher, Binocular would cause problems). Current Dreamflows gauge
Gradient: 37 fpm average. 66 fpm from First Five through the Post Binocular (it feels much steeper!)
Put-in: Access at Kerckhoff Reservoir
Take-out: Kerchoff #1 PH or downriver at Kerchoff #2 PH after Squaw Leap
Shuttle: 11.2 miles (20 minutes one-way)
Season: Rarely... dam release
Written: © 2016

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