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Lewis, E. Fork    4 - Moulton Falls to Lewisville Park (Hwy 503)™ ©
Class III+(V)
11.5Miles
Play Rating (1-10): 3
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Put In Longitude : -122.39148 Putin
Put In Latitude : 45.8320732
Take Out Longitude : -122.54249 Take Out
Take Out Latitude : 45.8123283
County : Clark Shuttle
   Gauge Information (Professor Paddle updated levels from EAST FORK LEWIS RIVER NEAR HE at 3/24/2017 8:21:29 AM)
Gauge Forecast Height Current Flow Authority Physical Update
EAST FORK LEWIS RIVER NEAR HE n/a 14.57  1930 cfs  USGS - NWIS 3/24/2017 8:00:00 AM
Minimum Recomended Level:  500 cfs     Maximum Recomended Level:  2500 cfs 

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Moulton Falls


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Lewisville Park


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   Run Description

This run starts just below Moulton Falls... or just above if you're feeling adventurous. Moulton slams into a nasty undercut at low water and has some huge hydraulics at high water. Take a look and decide.

This run is a bit of a mixed bag. It is pool-drop and has some long flat sections, and a variety of class 2 and 3 rapids spread out over the run with just a few harder rapids. LaLonde's drop is the first significant rapid, a straightforward 4 foot ledge.

Below here the next major rapid is below Hantwick bridge in a narrow gorge. You can check it out on the drive up. This rapid packs a real punch at some levels. It drops over a big ledge into a huge hole/wave combo and then the river squeezes through a very narrow channel. A little ways downstream is Lucia Falls. Portage on the right through the park. The falls is class 5 and likely has been run, but running the falls is prohibited by park rules.

Below Lucia there are more pool-drop rapids including one the best on the run upstream from Heisson bridge. It's a long class 4 boulder garden that can be easily scouted on the drive up. Below Heisson the river has a few more rapids, and then slowly mellows out to a scenic float with views of some beautiful riverside homes.



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megspk's 4/25/2013 Run Submissionmegspk4/25/2013 1:52:00 AM
JoesKayak's 11/12/2009 Run SubmissionJoesKayak11/12/2009 12:23:00 PM
James's 4/9/2007 Run SubmissionJames4/9/2007 8:26:00 PM

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