Whitewater Rafting Flows for the California Salmon
The California Salmon usually has runnable flows for whitewater rafting from April through mid-June. This river is free-flowing because it has no dams. Flows for whitewater rafting are dependent on the weather, snowpack and spring melt. Peek flows for rafting usually occur around the middle of May. The following river flow information is measured in cubic feet per second or cfs.
- 500 - 2000 cfs: Class III - IV+
- 2000-5000 cfs: Class IV-V
- Above 5000 cfs: not recommended for river travel