Gold Rush: White Water

The WORST episodes of Gold Rush: White Water

Every episode of Gold Rush: White Water ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Gold Rush: White Water!

Gold miners Dakota Fred and his son Dustin are back – returning to McKinley Creek Alaska, determined to make a fortune no matter the risk. But to find the big gold payout, they'll put their lives on the line by diving deep beneath the raging waters of one of Alaska's wildest creeks.

Last Updated: 7/26/2022Network: Discovery
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Boulder Battles
star
7.04
338 votes

#1 - Boulder Battles

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/16/2018

Fred's ex-boss Todd Hoffman has invested $50,000 in the Dakota Boy's operation. He infuriates Dustin, when he pays a surprise visit in a chopper.

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Inland Tsunami
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7.10
282 votes

#2 - Inland Tsunami

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/23/2018

73-year-old Dakota Fred gets married for the fourth time and a landslide upstream threatens to unleash a wall of water that could destroy the dive site and drown the miners.

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Dredge Down
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7.17
360 votes

#3 - Dredge Down

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/2/2018

The first gold nugget promises a monster payday. But when Dustin dives into the danger zone, a torrent where the current moves rocks, a rogue boulder almost costs him his life.

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The Graboid
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7.17
275 votes

#4 - The Graboid

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/16/2018

The Dakota Boys are digging down to bedrock gold but when they hit the biggest boulder of the season Dustin is forced to rig a new mechanical solution the Graboid.

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Between Craziness & Insanity
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7.24
409 votes

#5 - Between Craziness & Insanity

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/19/2018

The Dakota Boys return to McKinley Creek to dive for millions in gold. But the fierce Alaskan winter has destroyed their mining equipment. Their luck changes when Dustin locates the perfect plunge-pool he believes contains a massive pile of nuggets.

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First Gold
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7.28
363 votes

#6 - First Gold

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/26/2018

'The Dakota Boys' launch their gold dredge. Fred dives in the raging white water, and despite running out of air, the 72-year-old veteran succeeds in finding their first gold.

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Gamblin' Man
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7.32
121 votes

#7 - Gamblin' Man

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/17/2021

In a bid to rescue his season, Dustin plans a daring double dive to get gold. Meanwhile, Kayla's crew struggles to adapt after losing a crew member.

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Hypothermia
star
7.40
300 votes

#8 - Hypothermia

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/2/2018

The Dakota Boys' desperate bid to hit bedrock gold is thwarted when 73-year-old Fred's heating system fails mid-dive and he's is overcome by the glacial Alaskan water.

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The Gold Cave
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7.41
147 votes

#9 - The Gold Cave

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/13/2019

Dustin discovers a secret gold cave that could hold millions. Fred and his crew head upstream into a mini-waterfall to find a huge deposit of gold, but first they have to move their 700lb dredge up dangerous rapids.

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End of Days
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7.44
274 votes

#10 - End of Days

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/23/2018

A flash flood racing down McKinley Creek threatens to kill the crew and destroy their operation, but the Dakota Boys still manage to find more gold than they've got all season.

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Boiling Point
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7.46
116 votes

#11 - Boiling Point

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/10/2021

Fred celebrates his 78th birthday the only way he knows how -- diving for gold. But a deadly widow maker threatens to end it all. Kayla's crew is on a hot streak, but their luck runs out as tensions between crew members reach a boiling point.

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Groundbreaking Gold
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7.48
128 votes

#12 - Groundbreaking Gold

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/3/2021

Fred opens the door to a new site. Kyla makes a season-changing discovery.

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Roll of the Ice
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7.52
129 votes

#13 - Roll of the Ice

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/5/2021

Dustin Hurt takes the biggest gamble of his life. But will doubling his crew mean double the reward or double the danger? Fred hurt drops a bombshell on Dustin that will change their future forever.

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Shake Up
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7.52
126 votes

#14 - Shake Up

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/19/2021

Under extreme pressure to get his first gold of the season, Dustin pushes both crews to their limits. But it's not easy getting his new recruits up to speed at one of the world's most dangerous mine sites. And before they can prove themselves, mother nature shakes things up.

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Ride or Die
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7.56
121 votes

#15 - Ride or Die

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/5/2021

With their richest site picked clean, Dustin and crew move upstream to The Chute a promising, yet dangerous site with rapids stronger than ever. Fred and crew rethink their operation and adapt the rock drag method to a vertical lift system.

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Enter the Mammoth Claw
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7.57
126 votes

#16 - Enter the Mammoth Claw

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/4/2020

Dustin's crew is finally down to virgin ground but discovers their equipment is no match for the giant boulders at Rockfall Ravine, so Wes fabricates a new tool for their arsenal -- The Mammoth Claw. Fred puts greenhorn Scott to the test.

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Hard Times at House Rock
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7.57
134 votes

#17 - Hard Times at House Rock

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/14/2022

In an act of sheer desperation, Dustin Hurt gambles his future on a dangerous mining strategy.

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Robbery at House Rock
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7.59
116 votes

#18 - Robbery at House Rock

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/28/2022

Kayla's two dredge operation is on the fast track to pay dirt, but the progress could be short-lived when Dustin is forced to make a major decision that would jeopardize her success for the greater good of Dustin's expanding empire.

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Thunder Falls
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7.59
166 votes

#19 - Thunder Falls

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/10/2020

Dustin's on the best ground he's dredged when a new discovery opens the door to even more gold. Fred faces a life-and-death situation opening new ground at Thunder Falls.

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A Special Kind of Crazy
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7.60
124 votes

#20 - A Special Kind of Crazy

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/12/2021

At his new dive site Dustin’s life is endangered after being overpowered by raging white water. After heavy rain, Fred’s crew has a deadly encounter.

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Cliffhanger
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7.61
171 votes

#21 - Cliffhanger

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/24/2020

Dustin takes a gamble to return to a spot just above McKinley Falls for the remainder of the season, but while moving his dredge down the side a cliff, giant falling rocks threaten his life.

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Mckinley, We Have A Problem
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7.62
204 votes

#22 - Mckinley, We Have A Problem

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/8/2019

Finding their biggest gold nugget of the season is a great sign, but soon enough heavy rain means flooding, and, despite the danger, the Dakota Boys still go out and dive.

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Two Teams, One Dream
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7.62
174 votes

#23 - Two Teams, One Dream

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/8/2019

Fred and Dustin Hurt decide to split up in their hunt for gold in the raging waters of Alaska's Chilkat mountains. While Fred has an ideal spot picked out, Dustin has a big decision to make about his location.

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The Dakotas Strike Back
star
7.62
225 votes

#24 - The Dakotas Strike Back

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/4/2019

Television's most dangerous gold mining is back. The Dakota Boys double down on everything including crew, locations, and equipment, while the remote Alaska conditions punish their efforts like never before.

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Rookie Mistakes
star
7.63
137 votes

#25 - Rookie Mistakes

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/18/2020

On a gold streak, Dustin dives deeper than ever and uncovers the largest obstacle of his career. New recruit Scott finally gets the opportunity to prove himself in the water, but a rookie mistake could end his career just as it gets started.

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