Despite slim snowpack, dam good whitewater season on tap
With less than half the average snowpack in the Sierra, boaters are expecting short seasons on most of the state’s rivers. But there’s no reason to put away your skirt and paddle early. While May and early June will present the widest range of options for roaming boaters, with good planning you can find whitewater playtime all summer long.
To help you make the most of the season, we have compiled a select list of California rivers and arranged in order of what’s expected to be the best “in the ballpark” time to float them, from May on: “Early Season” (until mid-May or June), “Good till Mid Season” (through June, perhaps into July), and “All Summer Long Bets” (dam-controlled runs with releases expected all summer).
Schedule your trips accordingly and you can make the most of each and every cubic …Read More