South Fork Yuba River, Jones Bar

Graph of Current Flow

Gage useful for the following whitewater runs:
See "The Best Whitewater in California" (Holbek and Stanley) for a full description runs. Difficulty at any particular flow and recommended optimal flow information on this page is based primarily on subjective and historical information provided in the Holbek and Stanley guide. Changes to the river channel, new strainers, and bad weather can have a significant impact on the difficulty and recommended flow of a run. Use the information on this page at your own risk. If you think the recommendations are no longer accurate for a particular run, please send your update to

SF YUBA RIVER (Washington to Edwards)
Washignton to Edwards Crossing

Difficulty Flow Optimal
IV 700-2000 1500

Notes: Flow at put-in is about ??? of water measured at gage 22 miles downstream.

SF YUBA RIVER (Edwards to Purdon)
Edwards Crossing to Purdons Crossing

Difficulty Flow Optimal
III-IV 800-2000 1500
IV+ 2000-3000  


SF YUBA RIVER (Purdons to Highway 49)
Purdons Crossing to Highway 49

Difficulty Flow Optimal
V 800-1500 1500
V+ 1500-3000  


SF YUBA RIVER (Highway 49 to Bridgeport)
Highway 49 to Bridgeport

Difficulty Flow Optimal
IV-V 1000-2000 1500