Was in Blythe last week. 10 miles south of Mcintyre to the dam was no problem. Need to be a little careful in some areas but navigable all the way. The surprising pasrt was last Monday had more water than the previous 3 days or water levels back in June/July... Couldn't find a sandbar. Will be in Yuma this weekend. That requires some skill but relatively forgiving since it's all sand. Needles is nice, just a little incovenient for some.