Run: South Sauty Creek      
Section: Upper      
Class: I (II, III)   Put-In: CR 47    
Gradient: 10, 10, 40 (?)   Take-Out: Dekalb CR 56 / Jackson CR 43    
Length: 3   Precip Gage: Henagar    
Shuttle: CR 47 / CR 56   Delorme Gazeteer: P. 20 G4    
Water Q: Primary Gage: Bucks Pocket (256) 659-2000    
Links: TOPO MAP Required Level: 4' 6" (guess) 1' (new gage)    
  PICTURES Indicator Gage: Town near Geraldine    
  TRIP REPORT Required Level: 800 (guess)    
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 5' on the (old) Bucks Pocket 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.

The new gage is a decimal gage with 0' at 3' 6" on the old gage. So now the old 4' is 0.5' and 5' is 1.5'.