The Chelan River is located in Northern Washington flowing off the east side of the Cascade range. The river cuts through a short steep dessert canyon before entering the Columbia River. American Whitewater arranged a recreational release for one weekend, once a year. For that weekend in late September The Chelan Gorge holds the perfect flow of 400 cfs and contains 5-6 class five drops back to back. Enjoy a taste of what we got to experience up there this year.