Run: Roswell Creek      
Class: II-III

III-IV at flood
  Put-In: Hwy 67 or Dalton Walker    
Gradient: 40, 35 (0.6)   Take-Out: SR 278 (On Mulberry)    
Length: 1.6 miles   Precip. Gages: Arab real Time?    
Shuttle: 67 / 231 / 278   Delorme Gazeteer: P. 25 D8    
Water Q: Primary Gage: None    
Links: TOPO MAP Required Level: Visual    
  PICTURES At FLOOD Indicator Gage: Mulberry at Garden City or Blue Springs    
  TRIP REPORT Required Level: High and rising / 100+?    
I had looked at Roswell and even walked it years ago, but never found the motivation to run it until recently. Sammy Peek did in 2009 at a very low flow. Roswell flows into the Upper Upper Mulberry. It is very narrow with pretty steady gradient, few trees, a couple slides, some small drops, but has a good many rapids considering the run is only 1 1/2 miles long. When you reach the confluence with the Mulberry it is only 1 1/2 miles to Hwy 278. It shares the same watershed as Cotaco Creek, just the opposite side of the mountain, so given the choice Sammy would rather be on Cotaco. Overall it is a good quick run to mix in with something close by. With a good flow it would probably only take an hour to run. About half way down it crosses Roswell Creek Rd.

In 2010, we ran it at flood. It was quite brief and somewhat stressful. The Dalton Walker put in is easier than AL67, but it really does not add any rapids and requires you to walk around a low water bridge.

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