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The runs listed in the following sections match the order in the Dreamflows daily report. Please select from the following:
General Information
Nevada Rivers
List of Composite Maps
Nevada Links

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General Information

The following lists the various Nevada flow sites reported by Dreamflows, and some whitewater runs associated with those sites.  This list isn't by any means exhaustive, but should provide a useful cross-listing.  Sites reported by Dreamflows appear against the left-hand margin in bold, while associated runs appear indented underneath.  Where available, gauge location and other pertinent information appear beneath the site name.  The terms "above" and "below" mean "upstream from" and "downstream from", respectively, and distances are in river miles.

In general, the flow on any given run will differ to some extent from the reported flow for its gauge.  For example, the flow on the Chamberlain Falls run of the North Fork American is lower than the inflow at Clementine, since the run starts many miles upstream from Clementine (side creeks make up the difference).  For runs marked the difference is likely to be radical.  Please consult a good white-water guidebook for information on how to estimate the actual flow on any given run.

Click on the icon, when present, for run-specific put-in, take-out and/or rapid location information.  Click on the icon, when present, for a composite view showing gauges and runs in the same drainage or general area.  The terms "run" and "reach" are used interchangeably; both mean a specific section of some river or stream that is typically paddled during a single trip.  Of course you're not necessarily limited to these access points and may choose others, though be sure to consider the legal and logistical aspects first.  Also, be aware that access points may not be accurately measured or displayed, and in any case can change over time, so please don't take the published access points too literally.  In particular, many access points are shown as the middle of a bridge; this doesn't mean you should seal launch off, but rather scout around for the best river-side access.

Information on the runs listed below was taken from one (or more) of the following sources:

TagTitle and Author
AWAAmerican Whitewater.
AWetStateA Wet State (an online guide) - Daniel Brasuell.
AmaralIdaho, The Whitewater State - Grant Amaral.
BRT-KayakingBRT Kayaking - California Whitewater River Guides - Bruce Thomas.
Creekin'California Creeks (an online guide) - Bill Tuthill.
DwyerEasy Waters of California - Ann Dwyer.
H&SThe Best Whitewater in California, Third Edition - Lars Holbek and Chuck Stanley.
WWWWestern Whitewater - Cassady, Cross and Calhoun.

Almost all of the runs below have some basic information about the run: the length, the class, and a tag indicating which guidebook the information was taken from (see the above table for a list of tags).  The page numbers (where given) are for the specified edition of the guide. The class ratings listed here never include all the nuances in the guidebook.  Note very carefully that the information supplied here is intended only as an aid to selecting runs which might appeal to you.  Different authors rate runs differently, some runs have significant rapids and hazards not covered by the ratings given here, and ratings change with flow.  Also, only a fraction of the information in the guidebooks is presented here.  PLEASE CONSULT AN APPLICABLE GUIDEBOOK before selecting a run to paddle.

Many of the runs listed below have links to web pages that describe the run and associated logistics.  Many also provide interesting photos.  Note: these are third-party web sites, though, and as such Dreamflows cannot vouch for the accuracy or completeness of the information provided; nor are the opinions expressed necessarily shared by Dreamflows.  Note also that for many runs, the logistical information is taken from a hardcopy book, even though there are one or more links to online pages as well.  This offers the reader multiple sources of run information.

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Nevada Rivers

Bruneau - At Rowland
Gauge located 1000 feet above Rowland, 1.5 miles above McDonald Creek, 5.2 miles above Nevada-Idaho border.  Gauge elevation 4500 feet.
  Bruneau River - Rowland to Indian Hot Springs (28 miles, IV to V, AWA)      AWA

Jarbidge - Below Jarbidge
Gauge located at Mahoney Ranger Station, 1.2 miles below Jarbidge town.  Gauge elevation 6050 feet.
  Jarbidge River - Jarbidge to East Fork Confluence (13.5 miles, III to IV, AWA)      AWA
  Jarbidge River - East Fork Confluence to Bruneau River (Indian Hot Springs) (29.2 miles, IV, Creekin')      AWA  Creekin'

E. Fk Owyhee - At Crutcher Crossing
Gauge located 500 feet above Crutcher Crossing, 3.0 miles above the South Fork confluence.  Gauge elevation 4265 feet.
  Deep Creek - Mud Flat Rd to Rickard Crossing (39 miles, I to II, Amaral p216)    
  South Fork Owyhee River - El Paso Crossing to Crutcher Crossing (36 miles, II to III, Amaral p214)      Creekin'
  East Fork Owyhee River - Garat Crossing to Crutcher Crossing (42 miles, II to III, Amaral p212)    
  Owyhee River - Crutcher Crossing to Three Forks (36 miles, II, Amaral p208)    

Truckee - Near Floriston
Gauge located 0.6 miles above Mystic Canyon, 2.3 miles below Floriston.  Gauge elevation 5153 feet.
  Truckee River - Boca to Floriston (6 miles, II to III, H&S p307)      Creekin'  AWA
  Truckee River - Farad Powerhouse to Verdi (8 miles, III, AWA)      AWetState  AWA

Truckee - At Reno
Gauge located in downtown Reno, 0.5 miles above I-580 bridge, 1.2 miles below Wingfield Park.  Gauge elevation 4445 feet.
  Truckee River - Mayberry Park to Cottonwood Park (10 miles, I to III, AWA)      AWA
  Truckee River - Reno Whitewater Park (Wingfield Park, Arlington Ave, Downtown Reno) (0.1 miles, Class II+, AWetState)      AWetState

W. Fk Carson - At Woodfords
Gauge located 0.3 miles below Crystal Springs Road, 0.8 miles above Hwy89 bridge at Woodfords.  Gauge elevation 5755 feet.
  West Fork Carson River - Hope Valley Campground to Sorensens (7 miles, I to III, Dwyer p294)      BRT-Kayaking
  West Fork Carson River - Sorensens to Hwy88/89 bridge (3.5 miles, V(P), BRT-Kayaking)      BRT-Kayaking
  West Fork Carson River - Hwy88/89 bridge to Diamond Valley Road (5.4 miles, II to IV (beware fences), BRT-Kayaking)      BRT-Kayaking
  West Fork Carson River - Diamond Valley Rd to Hwy206 bridge (15.5 miles, I to II (beware fences and dams), BRT-Kayaking)      BRT-Kayaking

E. Fk Carson - Near Markleeville
Gauge located 0.4 miles below Markleeville Creek, 1.8 miles below Hwy-89 bridge.  Gauge elevation 5400 feet.
  East Fork Carson River - Silver King Valley to Wolf Creek (4.6 miles, III to IV, BRT-Kayaking)      BRT-Kayaking
  East Fork Carson River - Wolf Creek to Hangmans Bridge (9.0 miles, III, BRT-Kayaking)      AWA  BRT-Kayaking
  East Fork Carson River - Markleeville to Gardnerville (Hangmans Bridge to Route 395) (20 miles, II+, H&S p304)      AWA  Creekin'

E. Fk Carson - Near Gardnerville
Gauge located in Horseshoe Bend, 4.5 miles below Bryant Creek, 3 miles above diversion dam, 8 miles above Gardnerville.  Gauge elevation 5000 feet.
  East Fork Carson River - Markleeville to Gardnerville (Hangmans Bridge to Route 395) (20 miles, II+, H&S p304)      AWA  Creekin'

Carson - Near Carson City
Gauge located 1.3 miles above Mexican Dam, 2.9 miles above Carson River Park.  Gauge elevation 4620 feet.
  Carson River - Eagle Valley Run (Carson River Park to Morgan Mill Road River Access) (3.3 miles, I-II, Carson City Parks and Recreation Department)      Map
  Carson River - Carson River Canyon (Morgan Mill Road River Access to Santa Maria Ranch) (9.3 miles, II-III, Carson City Parks and Recreation Department)      Map

West Walker - Below Little Walker River
Gauge located at the Hwy-395 bridge, 100 feet below the Little Walker confluence, 10.5 miles above Walker.  Gauge elevation 6591 feet.
  West Walker River - Leavitt Station to Pickel Meadow (Upper Run) (2.2 miles, IV to V, H&S p300)      AWetState
  West Walker River - Pickel Meadow to Sonora Bridge (4.5 miles, I, Dwyer p306)    
  West Walker River - 395 Bridge to Walker (11 miles, IV to V, H&S p302)      AWetState

West Walker - At Walker
Gauge located at Walker, 0.4 miles below Rock Creek.  Gauge elevation 5520 feet.
  West Walker River - 395 Bridge to Walker (11 miles, IV to V, H&S p302)      AWetState
  West Walker River - Walker to Topaz Lake (15 miles, II+, Dwyer p308)    

East Walker - Near Bridgeport
Gauge located 700 feet below Bridgeport Dam.  Gauge elevation 6400 feet.
  East Walker River - Bridgeport Dam to Devils Gate (Class II to III, 8 miles, Dwyer p312)    
  East Walker River - Devils Gate to The Elbow (Class I+ to II, 9 miles, Dwyer p312)    
  East Walker River - The Elbow to Pine Grove Road Bridge (Class II to III, 13.5 miles, Dwyer p314)      BRT-Kayaking
  East Walker River - Pine Grove Road Bridge to Highway 208 (Class I+, 35 miles, Dwyer p314)      BRT-Kayaking

Lower Colorado - Below Hoover Dam
Gauge located 0.8 miles below Hoover Dam.  Gauge elevation 675 feet.
  Lower Colorado River - Black Canyon (12 miles, I+, WWW p545)      AWA

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List of Composite Maps

River/StreamComposite Map
Bruneau RiverBruneau, Jarbidge Rivers
Carson RiverCarson River
Colorado RiverColorado River - Grand Canyon, Black Canyon
Owyhee RiverOwyhee River
Truckee RiverTruckee River
Walker RiverWalker River

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Nevada Links

USGS - Nevada Real-Time Flow Index