Gold Rush: White Water, created as a spin-off to Gold Rush, is a reality tv series that airs on the Discovery Channel. It is centered around gold miners Dustin Hurt and his dad “Dakota” Fred Hurt as they return to McKinley Creek, Haines Borough, Alaska, seeking to find gold through suction dredge diving, deep within the raging waters.
The series, after spanning two seasons, premiered with its third installment in November 2019 and came to an end on February 14, 2020. In case you are wondering when will Gold Rush: White Water Season 4 release, here’s everything we know.
Gold Rush: White Water Season 4 Release Date: When will it premiere?
Discovery has not come up with an official announcement for a season 4 yet. But considering the long run of its parent title and the continued enthusiasm among fans for the spin-off, we would not be surprised if it gets a fourth season. If renewed, it’s essential to point out that the show has been following a schedule of airing during the winter months of each year. If Discovery sticks to the aforementioned time-frame once again, we expect Gold Rush: White Water season 4 to release sometime in November 2020.
Gold Rush: White Water Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of White Water is led by “Dakota” aka Fred Hurt, who is a professional gold miner, claim owner, and fabricator. An expert dredge diver with over 15 years of experience, he is Dustin Hurt’s dad. Dustin is also a miner, claim owner, and dredge diver like his father. Additionally, he is an experienced carpenter.
Gold miner and dredge diver Paul Richardson is Kayla Sheets’ husband and Wes Richardson’s brother. Fabricator Richardson is also a gold cleaner. Carlos Minor is a diver with 13 years of experience with the U.S. Marines.
Kayla Sheets is a gold miner and dredge diver, who is the step-daughter of Fred Hurt and the spouse of Paul Richardson. She was added to the lead cast in season 3. Other additions in season 3 are gold miner and dredge diver, Ryan Cardoza, and James Hamm, another dredge diver and professional miner.
When the show is renewed for a fourth season, we expect all the above cast members to make a comeback.
What is Gold Rush: White Water about?
Mining is dangerous, no doubt. But the risk increases by several notches when one attempts to seek treasures by diving deep into the depths of icy cold, raging waters. And this is exactly what happens in Gold Rush: White Water.
Discovery’s official synopsis sheds further light on what ensues in the series. It says: “This is gold mining at its most extreme. Gold miners Dakota Fred and his son Dustin are 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.”
In season 3, the stakes are much higher. The Dakota Boys decide to split and venture into new mining sites. And the risks are paramount as they need to continue their expedition high up in the mountains. Previously, we had followed Fred and Dustin Hurt as they mine gold in the McKinley Creek. But with the gold bed having been completely depleted, the father-son pair reach a crossroad and have different opinions about where to mine next. As a result, they part ways.
Toward the end, we see Fred finally being successful after his efforts. He manages to strike the biggest gold haul of the year. Dustin, on the other hand, faces an uncertain situation but is hopeful when Carlos makes a surprising discovery at their new diving location.
If and when the show returns for a fourth season, we expect the crew to continue on their strenuous mission of scavenging for more gold in staggering heights and within raging waters deep within the Alaskan wilderness.
Gold Rush: White Water Trailer
While we wait for an update on season 4, you can watch the official sneak peek for season 3 below:
It's time for a brand new season of #GoldRushWhiteWater!
— Discovery Channel UK (@DiscoveryUK) November 12, 2019