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Merced River (Below El Portal)

Stretch: Highway 140 bridge to below Ned's Gulch
Difficulty: class IV (class IV+ above 2000 cfs)
Distance: 10 miles, 1 day
Flows: 500 - ?000 cfs. Current Dreamflows gauge
Gradient: 50 fpm average, 100 fpm near beginning
Put-in: Highway 140 bridge
Take-out: below (former?) suspension bridge
Shuttle: 10 miles (15 minutes) one-way
Season: spring into early summer, from snowmelt
Written: © 2006 & 2008 & 2014
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