Rockpile Subbasin Overview

The Rockpile Subbasin is bounded to the north by the North Fork Subbasin and to the south by the Buckeye Subbasin. It encompasses 35 square miles of private land primarily used for timber production and grazing. This subbasin is not as steep as the North Fork Subbasin, but with the same zigzag pattern to the main channel. About 60 percent of the subbasin is in the high and very high landslide potential categories. There are 88 miles of “blue line” streams, and two major tributaries: Red Rock Creek and Horsethief Canyon.


Lower Rockpile Creek showing gravel bars in depositional reach.