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South Fork of the Yuba River (Purdon’s)


Stretch: Purdon’s Crossing to Highway 49
Difficulty: Class V to V+
Distance: 4.0 miles
Flows: 450-3,000. (Most folks will say 750 to 1,500, but it has been done plenty of times in the extremes). Current Dreamflows gauge
Gradient: 118 fpm average
Put-in: Purdon’s Crossing near Nevada City
Take-out: Highway 49 Bridge outside of Nevada City
Shuttle: 11 miles (25 minutes), with a few miles on not great dirt
Season: Winter and Spring, rain, snow, and dam release
Written: © 2014
Featured in A Wet State #85, David Maurier's Video, and Josh Bruckner's Video

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