Run: Cahaba River      
Section: Upper      
Class: I/II   Put-In: US 11     
Gradient: ~12'/mile   Take-Out: CR 10 (Roper Rd)    
Length: 7   Precip Gage: Real Time - B'ham* Acmar Well Nr Moody  
Shuttle: US 11/ CR 10   Delorme Gazeteer: P. 31 C8/D8    
Water Q: Primary Gage: Put-In Bridge    
Links: TOPO MAP Required Level: 0'    
  PICTURES Indicator Gage: Cahaba nr Mtn Brook    
  TRIP REPORT Required Level: 800    
This is the upper run on the Cahaba and therefore requires some recent rain. There are indeed a lot of trees great and small across this stretch. We ran it at -2" and rising, and it was adequate but low. We had to walk once and limbo several times, and at decent levels several more trees would block the river. All the rapids are straightforard enough. Most of the gradient oocurs in two stretches before and after the footbridge. The rapids towards the end have a few nice play waves that will get much better at good levels. You will also encounter a high railroad trestle along the way.

* Go to Real Time on bottom left, back out to the Birmingham TV station listings, get it from there.