Alabama Whitewater

South Sauty Creek Upper

  • Run
    South Sauty Creek
  • Class
    I (II, III)
  • Put In
    CR 47
  • Take Out
    Dekalb CR 56 / Jackson CR 43
  • Length
    3
  • Gradient
    10, 10, 40 (?)
  • Watershed
    44.1 square miles
  • Primary Gage
  • Indicator Gage
    • none

Description

The upper part of South Sauty is really not worth it. The first two miles are pretty doggone flat, with an occasional medium to small surfing wave at about 18" on the Bucks Pocket stick gage. When Kirby comes in just upstream of the normal run put-in rapid, a couple almost river wide low head dam type holes could ensnare the unwary. The usual put-in rapid is definitely the highlight. This could be a warmup for the lower run but Kirby is much more entertaining for that purpose.

Details

  • Class
    I (II, III)
  • Gradient
    10, 10, 40 (?)
  • Length
    3
  • Watershed Size
    44.1 square miles
  • Put In
    CR 47
  • Take Out
    Dekalb CR 56 / Jackson CR 43
  • Shuttle
    CR 47 / CR 56
  • Water Quality
    water quality ( 2 chickens | 1 = Good, 3 = Gross)
  • Primary Gage
  • Indicator Gage
  • Precip. Gage

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