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Remember that even the best flow page is no substitute for good judgement.  The relationship between flow levels and boatability constantly change.  The flow ranges on this page are best guesses at single points in time by fallible human beings.  They are very rough guides.  Use your best judgment to visually assess levels before putting on.  Remember too that levels can change after you put on, so monitor weather conditions and take into account possible flow changes before committing yourself to particular runs.

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Runs and Levels

Runs and Levels
Run Region Level Source Beta
Ashlu Box Canyon SWBC NA
NAhold
Innergex: Ashlu between Intake and Powerhouse Minimum = 20, medium = 23 - 26, too high = 28.  Natural and dam release (Ashlu Box release schedule and flow request form (click agreement button to view schedule)).  Releases occur on scheduled release days if paddlers have requested a release at least 24 hours in advance.  Requesters specify a date and a desired release level.  Innergex averages the requests and, if possible, meets the request.  Useful information on this relatively complicated system can be found at the LiquidLore Ashlu Release Information Page and in this Professor Paddle Forum Ashlu release discussion.  Note that the relationship between the Innergex flows, the stick gage readings and boatability are still being worked out.  Use your judgement!
Elaho-Squamish (Elaho) SWBC NA
NAhold
EC: Elaho near Mouth Minimum = 60, medium = 90 - 240, too high = 300. 
Elaho-Squamish (Squamish) SWBC NA
NAhold
EC: Squamish near Brackendale Minimum = 130, medium = 190 - 350, too high = 600. 
Upper Cheakamus SWBC NA
NAhold
EC: Cheakamus above Millar Creek Minimum = 2, medium = 2.4 - 2.8, too high = 3.2. 
Upper Lillooet SWBC NA
NAhold
EC: Lillooet near Pemberton Minimum = 170, medium = 200 - 300, too high = 370. 
Upper Nahatlatch SWBC NA
NAnone
Call REO Rafting for the level.  Here's how to interpret what they tell you:  Minimum = 1.7, medium = 2 - 2.4, too high = 3 m.
Nahatlatch Canyon SWBC NA
NAnone
Call REO Rafting for the level.  Here's how to interpret what they tell you:  Minimum = 1.5, medium = 1.8 - 2.2, too high = 2.8 m.
Thompson SWBC NA
NAhold
EC: Thompson near Spences Bridge Minimum = 300, medium = 400 - 600, too high = 800. 
Chilliwack SWBC NA
NAhold
EC: Chilliwack above Slesse Creek Minimum = 1.2, medium = 1.3 - 1.6, too high = 1.8. 
The Farmlands WA NA
NAhold
WKCC: Husum Falls VG Minimum = 3, medium = 3.3 - 4, too high = 5.  Link to Little White at Husum Falls Graph. The graph and source links for this run are to Pat Welch's flow page.  Pat was the first person to create a modern flow page, aggregating, graphing and interpreting data available online from other sources, and, as is the case with this gage, creating virtual online gages where real online gages did not exist.  Here's what Pat's page looked like in June 1997.  Pat created his page in late 1994 or early 1995, back when the NCSA Mosaic browser was king, Netscape Navigator 1.0 had just been released, and IE 1.0 was almost a year in the future!
Green Truss WA NA
NAhold
WKCC: Husum Falls VG Minimum = 1.75, medium = 2.5 - 3, too high = 3.5.  Link to Little White at Husum Falls Graph.
Middle White Salmon WA NA
NAhold
WKCC: Husum Falls VG Minimum = 1.75, medium = 2 - 3, too high = 3.5.  Link to Little White at Husum Falls Graph.
Little White Salmon WA NA
NAhold
GorgeHits: Cook-Underwood Bridge Visual Minimum = 1.8, medium = 2.5 - 3.5, too high = 4. 
Wind River WA NA
NAhold
GorgeHits: Cook-Underwood Bridge Visual Minimum = 0.8, medium = 1.5 - 2.5, too high = 3. 
Upper EF Lewis WA NA
NAhold
USGS: EF Lewis near Heisson Minimum = 500, medium = 700 - 1000, too high = 1200. 
East Fork Lewis WA NA
NAhold
USGS: EF Lewis near Heisson Minimum = 400, medium = 600 - 1000, too high = 1200. 
Upper Canyon Creek WA NA
NAhold
USGS: Canyon Creek near Amboy Minimum = 700, medium = 1000 - 2400, too high = 3000. 
Canyon Creek WA NA
NAhold
USGS: Canyon Creek near Amboy Minimum = 450, medium = 600 - 1500, too high = 1800. 
Lower Cispus WA NA
NAhold
USGS: Cispus at Randle Minimum = 1000, medium = 1400 - 3200, too high = 4000. 
Upper Upper Cispus WA NA
NAhold
USGS: Cispus at Randle Minimum = 350, medium = 450 - 850, too high = 1100. 
Upper Cispus WA NA
NAhold
USGS: Cispus at Randle Minimum = 1000, medium = 1500 - 3000, too high = 3500. 
Ohanepecosh WA NA
NAhold
USGS: Cowlitz at Packwood Minimum = 1000, medium = 1200 - 1700, too high = 2000. 
Clear Fork Cowlitz WA NA
NAhold
USGS: Cowlitz at Packwood Minimum = 1500, medium = 2000 - 2500, too high = 3000. 
Middle Middle Snoqualmie WA NA
NAhold
USGS: Middle Fork Snoqualmie near Tanner Minimum = 1000, medium = 1500 - 3500, too high = 4500. 
Cle Elum, China Gorge WA NA
NAhold
USBR: Cle Elum Reservoir Inflow Minimum = 1500, medium = 2000 - 2500, too high = 3000. 
Fall in the Wall WA NA
NAhold
USGS: SF Snoqualmie above Alice Creek Minimum = 250, medium = 350 - 600, too high = 800. 
Cooper WA NA
NAhold
USBR: Cle Elum Reservoir Inflow Minimum = 600, medium = 900 - 1300, too high = 1800. 
Nason Creek WA NA
NAnone
Runs when everything else in the area is high
Little Wenatchee WA NA
NAhold
USGS: Wenatchee at Peshastin Minimum = 6000, medium = 9000 - 22000, too high = 28000. 
Tumwater Canyon WA NA
NAhold
USGS: Wenatchee at Peshastin Minimum = 800, medium = 1200 - 6000, too high = 8000. 
Icicle Creek, Upper WA NA
NAhold
USGS: Wenatchee at Peshastin Minimum = 4000, medium = 5000 - 6500, too high = 8000. 
Icicle Creek, Ricochet WA NA
NAhold
USGS: Wenatchee at Peshastin Minimum = 3000, medium = 3500 - 4500, too high = 5000. 
Wenatchee Play WA NA
NAhold
USGS: Wenatchee at Monitor Minimum = 5000, medium = 7500 - 12000, too high = 15000. 
Wenatchee - Rodeo Hole WA NA
NAhold
USGS: Wenatchee at Monitor Minimum = 8000, medium = 9200 - 12000, too high = 14500. 
Wenatchee - Trinity Wave WA NA
NAhold
USGS: Wenatchee at Monitor Minimum = 10500, medium = 11000 - 13000, too high = 13500. 
Wenatchee - Turkey Shoot WA NA
NAhold
USGS: Wenatchee at Monitor Minimum = 5000, medium = 13000 - 15000, too high = 15000. 
Wenatchee - Granny's WA NA
NAhold
USGS: Wenatchee at Monitor Minimum = 5000, medium = 8500 - 10500, too high = 10500. 
Silver Creek WA NA
NAhold
USGS: Skykomish at Goldbar Minimum = 6000, medium = 6500 - 7500, too high = 8000. 
North Fork Skykomish WA NA
NAhold
USGS: Skykomish at Goldbar Minimum = 6000, medium = 6500 - 8000, too high = 10000.  NF Sky near Potlatch (Pat Welch)
Skykomish WA NA
NAhold
USGS: Skykomish at Goldbar Minimum = 2000, medium = 2000 - 8000, too high = 10000. 
Top Tye WA NA
NAhold
USGS: Skykomish at Goldbar Minimum = 3500, medium = 4000 - 5000, too high = 5500. 
Robe Canyon WA NA
NAhold
USGS: SF Stillaguamish near Granite Minimum = 5, medium = 5.2 - 5.6, too high = 6. 
Forks of the Kern CA NA
NAhold
BB: NF Kern at Kernville VG Minimum = 500, medium = 800 - 2500, too high = 3500. 
Limestone CA NA
NAhold
BB: NF Kern at Kernville VG Minimum = 500, medium = 750 - 1500, too high = 2000. 
Chamise CA NA
NAhold
BB: NF Kern at Kernville VG Minimum = 1000, medium = 1200 - 2100, too high = 2600. 
Ant Canyon CA NA
NAhold
BB: NF Kern at Kernville VG Minimum = 1000, medium = 1200 - 2100, too high = 2600. 
Thundr Run CA NA
NAhold
BB: NF Kern at Kernville VG Minimum = 1000, medium = 1200 - 2100, too high = 2600. 
Hospital Rock CA NA
NAhold
BB: Kaweah at Three Rivers VG Minimum = 500, medium = 650 - 1000, too high = 1200. 
E.F. Kaweah CA NA
NAhold
BB: Kaweah at Three Rivers VG Minimum = 500, medium = 550 - 650, too high = 700. 
Upper NF Kaweah CA NA
NAnone
Bailey Bridge Visual:  Minimum = 1, medium = 1.3 - 1.8, too high = 2.2 feet.
NF Kaweah CA NA
NAnone
Bailey Bridge Visual:  Minimum = 1.4, medium = 1.5 - 1.8, too high = 2.2 feet.
Kaweah CA NA
NAhold
BB: Kaweah at Three Rivers VG Minimum = 800, medium = 1200 - 2500, too high = 3000. 
Cherry Creek CA NA
NAhold
DF: Tuolumne at Mushroom Rock Minimum = 700, medium = 1000 - 1300, too high = 1500. 
Lower Tuolumne CA NA
NAhold
DF: Tuolumne at Meral's Pool Minimum = 1000, medium = 2000 - 5000, too high = 8000.  Natural and dam release (Dreamflows Tuolumne release schedule);  (Dreamflows Lower Tuolumne topics, flows and hazard posts).
Tiger Creek CA NA
NAhold
AW-PGE: NF Mokelumne below Tiger Creek Dam Minimum = 700, medium = 1000 - 1800, too high = 2000. 
Golden Gate CA NA
NAhold
EID: South Fork American at Kyburz Minimum = 500, medium = 700 - 1200, too high = 1500. 
Chili Bar CA NA
NAhold
CDEC: SF American at Chili Bar Minimum = 800, medium = 1500 - 5000, too high = 8000. 
The Gorge CA NA
NAhold
CDEC: SF American at Chili Bar Minimum = 800, medium = 1500 - 5000, too high = 8000. 
Generation Gap CA NA
NAhold
USGS: NF American at NF Dam Minimum = 800, medium = 1100 - 1800, too high = 2000. 
Giant Gap CA NA
NAhold
USGS: NF American at NF Dam Minimum = 700, medium = 1000 - 1800, too high = 2500. 
Chamberlain Falls CA NA
NAhold
USGS: NF American at NF Dam Minimum = 600, medium = 1200 - 3500, too high = 4000. 
Fordyce Creek CA NA
NAhold
DF: Fordyce Creek below Fordyce Dam Minimum = 350, medium = 400 - 500, too high = 600. 
Purdons CA NA
NAhold
CDEC: SF Yuba at Jones Bar (49 Bridge) Minimum = 700, medium = 800 - 1000, too high = 1200. 
49 to Bridgeport CA NA
NAhold
CDEC: SF Yuba at Jones Bar (49 Bridge) Minimum = 400, medium = 550 - 1200, too high = 1500. 
Wild Plum CA NA
NAhold
USGS: NF Yuba below Goodyears Bar Minimum = 800, medium = 1000 - 1600, too high = 2000. 
Goodyear's Bar CA NA
NAhold
USGS: NF Yuba below Goodyears Bar Minimum = 600, medium = 1000 - 2000, too high = 2500. 
Pauley Creek CA NA
NAhold
DF: Pauley Creek at Pauley Falls Minimum = 150, medium = 200 - 300, too high = 350. 
Lavezzola Creek CA NA
NAhold
DF: Lavezzola Creek above Downie River Minimum = 150, medium = 200 - 300, too high = 350. 
Little Grass CA NA
NAnone
DF: Little Grass Topics, Flows and Hazard posts Runs in the spring and fall when water is released from Little Grass Reservoir.  South Fork Water and Power is working with American Whitewater to schedule releases at boatable levels.  The cut-offs are:  Minimum = 180, medium = 230 - 400, too high = 450 cfs.
Bald Rock Canyon CA NA
NAhold
CDEC: MF Feather at Merrimac (Milsap Bar) Minimum = 600, medium = 800 - 1000, too high = 1200. 
Rodgers Flat CA NA
NAhold
AW-PGE: NF Feather below Rock Creek Dam Minimum = 1000, medium = 1200 - 1700, too high = 2000. 
Tobin CA NA
NAhold
AW-PGE: NF Feather below Rock Creek Dam Minimum = 250, medium = 800 - 1700, too high = 2000. 
Lobin CA NA
NAhold
AW-PGE: NF Feather below Rock Creek Dam Minimum = 500, medium = 800 - 1700, too high = 2000. 
Cresta CA NA
NAhold
AW-PGE: NF Feather below Grizzly Creek Minimum = 400, medium = 600 - 900, too high = 1200. 
Snake River Park and Play NROC NA
NAhold
USGS: Snake above reservoir near Alpine Minimum = 1400, medium = 1500 - 15000, too high = 20000.  Moving river cobble constantly changes optimal level.  But as a guess . . .
Snake: Kings Wave NROC NA
NAhold
USGS: Snake above reservoir near Alpine Minimum = 10000, medium = 11000 - 15000, too high = 20000. 
Snake: Station Creek NROC NA
NAhold
USGS: Snake above reservoir near Alpine Minimum = 5000, medium = 5200 - 5800, too high = 6200. 
Snake: Winter Wave NROC NA
NAhold
USGS: Snake above reservoir near Alpine Minimum = 1400, medium = 1500 - 2000, too high = 2200. 
Snake: Burrito NROC NA
NAhold
USGS: Snake above reservoir near Alpine Minimum = 2500, medium = 2600 - 3000, too high = 3500. 
Snake: Taco Hole NROC NA
NAhold
USGS: Snake above reservoir near Alpine Minimum = 6000, medium = 6200 - 7000, too high = 7200.  This hole reverses the general rule:  it is more friendly at the higher end of its range.
Snake: Big Kahuna NROC NA
NAhold
USGS: Snake above reservoir near Alpine Minimum = 3750, medium = 4000 - 5200, too high = 5500. 
Snake: Lunch Counter NROC NA
NAhold
USGS: Snake above reservoir near Alpine Minimum = 7500, medium = 8000 - 11000, too high = 12500.  Has a better shape when falling.
Snake: Big Friendly Giant NROC NA
NAhold
USGS: Snake above reservoir near Alpine Minimum = 3500, medium = 4000 - 5000, too high = 5500.  Flooded when Palisades Reservoir is more than 65% full.
Snake: Alpine Canyon NROC NA
NAhold
USGS: Snake above reservoir near Alpine Minimum = 1500, medium = 4000 - 10000, too high = 18000.  Narrows (downstream of the usual take-out and more challenging) can be run when Palisades Reservoir is less than 65% full.
Lower Mesa Falls NROC NA
NAhold
USGS: Henrys Fork near Ashton Minimum = 800, medium = 1000 - 1750, too high = 2000. 
Quake Lake NROC NA
NAhold
USGS: Madison below Hebgen Lake Minimum = 800, medium = 1200 - 2000, too high = 3000. 
Beartrap Canyon NROC NA
NAhold
USGS: Madison below Ennis Lake Minimum = 1200, medium = 2000 - 3500, too high = 5000. 
Kootenai Falls NROC NA
NAhold
USGS: Kootenai below Libby Dam Minimum = 14000, medium = 14000 - 16000, too high = 20000. 
SuperWave NROC NA
NAhold
USGS: Kootenai below Libby Dam Minimum = 7000, medium = 14000 - 18000, too high = 20000. 
Alberton Gorge NROC NA
NAhold
USGS: Clark Fork at St. Regis Minimum = 1000, medium = 2000 - 5000, too high = 25000. 
Upper Lochsa NROC NA
NAhold
USGS: Lochsa near Lowell Minimum = 8000, medium = 11000 - 17000, too high = 25000. 
Lochsa NROC NA
NAhold
USGS: Lochsa near Lowell Minimum = 1000, medium = 4000 - 12000, too high = 25000. 
Golden Canyon NROC NA
NAhold
USGS: SF Clearwater at Stites Minimum = 1200, medium = 1600 - 2400, too high = 3000. 
Mickey Mouse NROC NA
NAhold
USGS: SF Clearwater at Stites Minimum = 1200, medium = 1800 - 3500, too high = 5000. 
Riggins Park and Play NROC NA
NAhold
USGS: Salmon at Whitebird Minimum = 3000, medium = 4500 - 32000, too high = 40000. 
Race Creek Wave NROC NA
NAhold
USGS: Salmon at Whitebird Minimum = 35000, medium = 37500 - 42500, too high = 45000. 
Gold Hole NROC NA
NAhold
USGS: Salmon at Whitebird Minimum = 7000, medium = 8000 - 9500, too high = 11000. 
Rodeo Hole NROC NA
NAhold
USGS: Salmon at Whitebird Minimum = 13000, medium = 13500 - 15000, too high = 16500. 
Cat's Paw NROC NA
NAhold
USGS: Salmon at Whitebird Minimum = 3500, medium = 3700 - 4100, too high = 4500. 
EFSF Salmon NROC NA
NAhold
USGS: Johnson Creek at Yellow Pine Minimum = 500, medium = 1000 - 1750, too high = 2500. 
Goat Creek NROC NA
NAhold
USGS: SF Salmon near Krassel Minimum = 3, medium = 4 - 5, too high = 5.5. 
NF Payette - Upper 5 NROC 0 cfs
NAhold
BB: NF Payette Above SF Confluence VG Minimum = 700, medium = 1200 - 2000, too high = 4000. 
NF Payette - Middle 5 NROC 0 cfs
NAhold
BB: NF Payette Above SF Confluence VG Minimum = 700, medium = 1200 - 2000, too high = 4000. 
NF Payette - Lower 5 NROC 0 cfs
NAhold
BB: NF Payette Above SF Confluence VG Minimum = 700, medium = 1500 - 3500, too high = 4000. 
SF Payette Canyon NROC 0 cfs
NAhold
BB: SF Payette below Deadwood Confluence VG Minimum = 500, medium = 1200 - 3000, too high = 4000. 
SF Payette Staircase NROC 0 cfs
NAhold
BB: SF Payette Above NF Confluence VG Minimum = 1000, medium = 2000 - 6000, too high = 10000. 
Main Payette NROC NA
NAhold
USGS: Payette near Horseshoe Bend Minimum = 1000, medium = 1800 - 4500, too high = 10000. 
Climaximum Wave NROC NA
NAhold
USGS: Payette near Horseshoe Bend Minimum = 4000, medium = 4250 - 4750, too high = 5000. 
Big South CO NA
NAhold
CODWR: La Poudre Pass Creek Below Long Draw Reservoir (LD Discharge) Minimum = 150, medium = 200 - 325, too high = 400. 
Poudre Narrows CO NA
NAhold
CODWR: Cache La Poudre at Canyon Mouth near Fort Collins Minimum = 175, medium = 300 - 1800, too high = 3000. 
Upper Mish CO NA
NAhold
CODWR: Cache La Poudre at Canyon Mouth near Fort Collins Minimum = 300, medium = 500 - 2500, too high = 3000. 
Lower Mish CO NA
NAhold
CODWR: Cache La Poudre at Canyon Mouth near Fort Collins Minimum = 300, medium = 500 - 2500, too high = 3000. 
South St. Vrain CO NA
NAhold
CODWR: St. Vrain Creek at Lyons Minimum = 150, medium = 200 - 300, too high = 350. 
Lyons Playpark CO NA
NAhold
CODWR: St. Vrain Creek at Lyons Minimum = 100, medium = 150 - 900, too high = 1000. 
Black Bear Hole CO NA
NAhold
CODWR: St. Vrain Creek at Lyons Minimum = 120, medium = 180 - 900, too high = 1000. 
A-Hole CO NA
NAhold
CODWR: St. Vrain Creek at Lyons Minimum = 200, medium = 250 - 400, too high = 450. 
October Hole CO NA
NAhold
CODWR: St. Vrain Creek at Lyons Minimum = 100, medium = 150 - 450, too high = 500. 
November Hole CO NA
NAhold
CODWR: St. Vrain Creek at Lyons Minimum = 300, medium = 350 - 900, too high = 1000. 
The Source CO NA
NAhold
CODWR: MF Boulder Creek at Nederland Minimum = 200, medium = 250 - 375, too high = 500. 
Lower Boulder Canyon CO NA
NAhold
CODWR: Boulder Creek near Orodell Minimum = 175, medium = 250 - 500, too high = 900. 
Boulder Whitewater Course CO NA
NAhold
CODWR: Boulder Creek near Orodell Minimum = 150, medium = 250 - 350, too high = 450. 
USB CO NA
NAhold
CODWR: SF Boulder Creek above Gross Reservoir at Pinecliffe Minimum = 150, medium = 275 - 475, too high = 600. 
South Boulder Creek CO NA
NAhold
CODWR: SF Boulder Creek below Gross Reservoir Minimum = 250, medium = 325 - 450, too high = 600.  Flow on South Boulder Creek near Eldorado Springs must be at least 150 cfs.
Eldo CO NA
NAhold
CODWR: SF Boulder Creek near Eldorado Springs Minimum = 150, medium = 175 - 250, too high = 300. 
Dumont CO NA
NAhold
USGS: Clear Creek near Lawson Minimum = 400, medium = 600 - 800, too high = 1000. 
Upper Clear Creek CO NA
NAhold
USGS: Clear Creek at Golden Minimum = 400, medium = 500 - 800, too high = 1000. 
Black Rock CO NA
NAhold
USGS: Clear Creek at Golden Minimum = 300, medium = 450 - 750, too high = 1000. 
Lower Clear Creek CO NA
NAhold
USGS: Clear Creek at Golden Minimum = 300, medium = 450 - 750, too high = 1000. 
Gore Canyon CO NA
NAhold
USGS: Colorado near Kremmling Minimum = 800, medium = 1000 - 1400, too high = 1800. 
Bailey CO NA
NAhold
CODWR: NF South Platte at Bailey Minimum = 250, medium = 325 - 550, too high = 800. 
Lake Creek CO NA
NAhold
CODWR: Lake Creek above Twin Lakes Reservoir Minimum = 250, medium = 350 - 500, too high = 1000. 
Clear Creek of the Ark CO NA
NAhold
CODWR: Clear Creek above Clear Creek Reservoir Minimum = 200, medium = 300 - 450, too high = 500. 
Numbers CO NA
NAhold
USGS: Arkansas below Granite Minimum = 150, medium = 800 - 3000, too high = 4000. 
Brown's Canyon CO NA
NAhold
USGS: Arkansas near Nathrop Minimum = 400, medium = 1500 - 3400, too high = 4000. 
Royal Gorge CO NA
NAhold
USGS: Arkansas at Parkdale Minimum = 250, medium = 850 - 3000, too high = 4000. 
Upper East CO NA
NAhold
USGS: East at Almont Minimum = 600, medium = 800 - 1100, too high = 1400. 
Daisy Creek CO NA
NAhold
USGS: Slate near Crested Butte Minimum = 600, medium = 650 - 750, too high = 800. 
Oh-Be-Joyful CO NA
NAhold
USGS: Slate near Crested Butte Minimum = 400, medium = 500 - 700, too high = 800. 
Taylor CO NA
NAhold
USGS: Taylor at Almont Minimum = 300, medium = 400 - 800, too high = 1000. 
Upper Animas CO NA
NAhold
USGS: Animas at Durango Minimum = 750, medium = 1200 - 3000, too high = 6000. 
Vallecito CO NA
NAhold
USGS: Vallecito near Bayfield Minimum = 1.8, medium = 1.9 - 2.2, too high = 2.4. 
Animas Town Run CO NA
NAhold
USGS: Animas at Durango Minimum = 500, medium = 750 - 4000, too high = 6000. 
Embudo CO NA
NAhold
USGS: Embudo Creek at Dixon Minimum = 125, medium = 175 - 325, too high = 525.  The online gage isn't dialed in yet.  Confirm boatability using the visual gage on river right downstream of the junction of highways 68 & 75:  minimum = 2.8', medium = 3.2 - 3.4', maximum = 4.0 '  Minimum = 2.8, medium = 3.1 - 3.5, too high = 4 feet.
Upper Taos Box CO NA
NAhold
USGS: Rio Grande at Cerro Minimum = 350, medium = 450 - 800, too high = 1500. 
Lower Taos Box CO 0 cfs
NAhold
BB: Lower Taos Box VG Minimum = 600, medium = 800 - 3000, too high = 5000. 
Pilar - Racecourse CO NA
NAhold
USGS: Rio Grande below Taos Junction Bridge Minimum = 370, medium = 450 - 2000, too high = 2500. 
St. Francis MO NA
NAhold
USGS: St. Francis at Roselle Minimum = 3, medium = 4 - 8, too high = 22.  D-Bridge visual gage (on low-water bridge at Silver Mines take-out):
Rouge ECNE NA
NAhold
CEHQ: Rouge near McNeil Falls Minimum = 20, medium = 25 - 50, too high = 150. 
Tourilli ECNE NA
NAhold
CEHQ: Bras du Nord near Mauvaise Minimum = 10, medium = 12 - 16, too high = 20. 
Donnacona ECNE NA
NAhold
CEHQ: Jacques-Cartier near Gosford Way Bridge Minimum = 75, medium = 120 - 150, too high = 400. 
Upper Neilson ECNE NA
NAhold
CEHQ: Bras du Nord near Mauvaise Minimum = 10, medium = 20 - 50, too high = 90. 
Lower Neilson ECNE NA
NAhold
CEHQ: Bras du Nord near Mauvaise Minimum = 7, medium = 20 - 50, too high = 50. 
Taureau ECNE NA
NAhold
CEHQ: Jacques-Cartier near Gosford Way Bridge Minimum = 10, medium = 15 - 25, too high = 35. 
Tewkesbury ECNE NA
NAhold
CEHQ: Jacques-Cartier near Gosford Way Bridge Minimum = 40, medium = 70 - 100, too high = 120. 
Malbaie ECNE NA
NAhold
CEHQ: Malbaie near Clermont Bridge Minimum = 6, medium = 10 - 50, too high = 75. 
Lower Moose ECNE NA
NAhold
USGS: Moose at McKeever Minimum = 3.4, medium = 4 - 8, too high = 10. 
Bottom Moose ECNE NA
NAhold
USGS: Moose at McKeever Minimum = 2.5, medium = 3 - 5, too high = 6. 
Beaver Moshier ECNE NA
NAnone
AW Beaver (Moshier) Release Schedule Releases one day a year on a weekend in September, usually the Sunday of Labor Day weekend.  American Whitewater negotiates the release;  visit their link for the most current information.
Beaver Eagle ECNE NA
NAnone
AW Beaver (Eagle) Release Schedule Releases five days a year on weekends in September.  American Whitewater negotiates the release;  visit their link for the most current information.
Beaver Taylorville ECNE NA
NAnone
AW Beaver (Taylorville) Release Schedule Releases five days a year on weekends in September.  American Whitewater negotiates the release;  visit their link for the most current information.
Route 3 Wave ECNE NA
NAhold
USGS: Black at Watertown Minimum = 1000, medium = 1100 - 1900, too high = 2000. 
Hole Brothers ECNE NA
NAhold
USGS: Black at Watertown Minimum = 1000, medium = 5000 - 15000, too high = 40000. 
Inner City Strife ECNE NA
NAhold
USGS: Black at Watertown Minimum = 10000, medium = 13000 - 16000, too high = 17000. 
Black River Canyon ECNE NA
NAhold
USGS: Black at Watertown Minimum = 1000, medium = 2000 - 6000, too high = 8000. 
Raquette - Stone Valley ECNE NA
NAhold
USGS: Raquette at Piercefield Minimum = 200, medium = 500 - 1500, too high = 2000. 
Big Branch (Wallomsac Gage) ECNE NA
NAhold
USGS: Wallomsac near NF Bennington Minimum = 400, medium = 500 - 700, too high = 800.  Both the Wallomsac and Otter Creek gages should be in the desired ranges.  Confirm boatability using the five lines painted on a river-left rock upstream of the takeout bridge:  minimum = 1 line, maximum = 4 lines.
Big Branch (Otter Gage) ECNE NA
NAhold
USGS: Otter Creek at Center Rutland Minimum = 1000, medium = 1200 - 1800, too high = 2000.  Both the Wallomsac and Otter Creek gages should be in the desired ranges.  Confirm boatability using the five lines painted on a river-left rock upstream of the takeout bridge:  minimum = 1 line, maximum = 4 lines.
Middlebury ECNE NA
NAhold
USGS: New Haven at Brooksville Minimum = 300, medium = 350 - 450, too high = 550.  There is a six hour delay between the time the water flows by the gage and the time it arrives at the PI.
New Haven ECNE NA
NAhold
USGS: New Haven at Brooksville Minimum = 400, medium = 600 - 1100, too high = 1500.  There is a six hour delay between the time the water flows by the gage and the time it arrives at the PI.
Upper Pemi ECNE NA
NAnone
USGS: Pemi at Woodstock Minimum = 1300, medium = - , too high = 9500. 
Great Falls MIDA NA
NAnone
USGS: Potomac near DC Minimum = 2.6, medium = - , too high = 4. 
Mather Gorge MIDA NA
NAnone
USGS: Potomac near DC Minimum = 2.6, medium = - , too high = 7. 
Little Falls MIDA NA
NAnone
USGS: Potomac near DC Minimum = 2.4, medium = - , too high = 6. 
Top Yough MIDA NA
NAhold
USGS: Yough near Oakland Minimum = 200, medium = 300 - 550, too high = 800. 
Upper Yough MIDA 276 cfs
05/25/2019 10:45 EDThold
USGS: Yough at Friendsville Minimum = 600, medium = 700 - 1000, too high = 1600.  Natural and dam release (Upper Yough release schedule).  Add 2 hours to the starting time for the water to reach the put-in.
Lower Yough MIDA NA
NAnone
USGS: Yough at Ohiopyle Minimum = 1.5, medium = - , too high = 8. 
Seneca Creek MIDA NA
NAnone
USGS: SB Potomac at Cabins Minimum = 2500, medium = - , too high = . 
Red Creek MIDA NA
NAnone
USGS: Blackwater at Davis Minimum = 600, medium = - , too high = . 
Red Run MIDA NA
NAnone
USGS: Blackwater at Davis, Dry Fork at Hendricks Minimum = 1000, medium = - , too high = . 
North Fork Blackwater MIDA NA
NAnone
USGS: Blackwater at Davis Minimum = 400, medium = - , too high = . 
Upper Blackwater MIDA NA
NAhold
USGS: Blackwater at Davis Minimum = 200, medium = 275 - 400, too high = 550. 
Lower Blackwater MIDA NA
NAhold
USGS: Blackwater at Davis Minimum = 300, medium = 425 - 750, too high = 1000. 
Cheat Narrows MIDA NA
NAnone
USGS: Cheat at Rowlesburg Minimum = 500, medium = - , too high = . 
Cheat Canyon MIDA NA
NAhold
USGS: Cheat at Rowlesburg Minimum = 500, medium = 1500 - 3500, too high = 10000. 
Little Sandy MIDA NA
NAhold
USGS: Big Sandy at Rockville Minimum = 7, medium = 8 - 9, too high = 10. 
Big Sandy MIDA NA
NAhold
USGS: Big Sandy at Rockville Minimum = 5.4, medium = 5.8 - 7.2, too high = 10. 
Middle Fork Tygart MIDA NA
NAnone
USGS: Middle Fork at Audra, Tygart at Philippi Minimum = 3.5, medium = - , too high = 6.5. 
Arden MIDA NA
NAnone
USGS: Tygart at Philippi Minimum = 2000, medium = - , too high = 3500. 
Valley Falls MIDA NA
NAnone
USGS: Tygart at Colfax Minimum = 3.7, medium = - , too high = 5. 
Cranberry MIDA NA
NAhold
USGS: Cranberry near Richwood Minimum = 3.4, medium = 4 - 5.5, too high = 6. 
Upper Gauley MIDA 1100 cfs
05/25/2019 10:45 EDTfall
BB: Gauley below Summersville Dam VG Minimum = 600, medium = 1100 - 3500, too high = 5000.  Natural and dam release (Gauley release schedule).
Lower Gauley MIDA 1148 cfs
09/30/2010 23:00 EDThold
BB: Gauley below Meadow Confluence VG Minimum = 1000, medium = 1500 - 3500, too high = 5000.  Natural and dam release (Gauley release schedule).  Add 5 hours to the starting time for the water to reach the Lower Gauley put-in at Bucklick Branch / Koontz Flume.
Upper Meadow MIDA 48 cfs
09/30/2010 23:00 EDTnone
USGS: Meadow near Mt. Lookout Minimum = 800, medium = - , too high = 2800. 
Middle Meadow MIDA 48 cfs
09/30/2010 23:00 EDTrise
USGS: Meadow near Mt. Lookout Minimum = 600, medium = 1000 - 2400, too high = 4000. 
Lower Meadow MIDA 48 cfs
09/30/2010 23:00 EDThold
USGS: Meadow near Mt. Lookout Minimum = 550, medium = 650 - 900, too high = 1200. 
Manns Creek MIDA 48 cfs
09/30/2010 23:00 EDTnone
USGS: Meadow near Mt. Lookout Minimum = 1500, medium = - , too high = . 
New Gorge MIDA 3.4 feet
05/25/2019 10:45 EDThold
BB: New at Fayette Station VG Minimum = -1, medium = 1 - 6, too high = 10. 
New Dries MIDA 6510 cfs
05/25/2019 10:45 EDThold
USGS: New at Thurmond Minimum = 15000, medium = 18000 - 25000, too high = 80000. 
Russell Fork Gorge MIDA 276 cfs
05/25/2019 10:45 EDThold
BB: Russell Fork below Pound Confluence VG Minimum = 250, medium = 800 - 1200, too high = 2000.  Natural and dam release (Russell Fork release schedule).  Add 2.5 hours to the starting time for the water to reach the put-in at Garden Hole.
Little Stony SEUS NA
NAhold
USGS: Powell at Big Stone Gap Minimum = 800, medium = 1000 - 3000, too high = 4000.  No gage;  visually confirm boatablility.
Watauga SEUS 126 cfs
05/25/2019 11:30 EDThold
USGS: Watauga near Sugar Grove Minimum = 125, medium = 250 - 500, too high = 1000. 
Wilson SEUS 1070.5 inches
05/25/2019 11:10 EDTrise
BB: Wilson Creek at Adako Bridge VG Minimum = -9, medium = -6 - 9, too high = 24. 
Linville SEUS 1.3 feet
05/25/2019 10:45 EDThold
USGS: Linville near Nebo Minimum = 2, medium = 2.2 - 2.5, too high = 2.8. 
Big Rock SEUS 1000 cfs
05/25/2019 11:30 EDThold
USGS: Nolichucky at Embreeville Minimum = 400, medium = 550 - 700, too high = 800. 
Nolichucky SEUS 1000 cfs
05/25/2019 11:30 EDThold
USGS: Nolichucky at Embreeville Minimum = 500, medium = 1400 - 4000, too high = 6000. 
French Broad Section IX SEUS 2500 cfs
05/25/2019 11:00 EDThold
USGS: FB at Marshall Minimum = 700, medium = 1900 - 4000, too high = 10000.  At levels below 1200 consider taking out at Stackhouse.
Big Laurel SEUS 148 cfs
05/25/2019 11:30 EDThold
USGS: Ivy near Marshall Minimum = 300, medium = 400 - 700, too high = 1000.  Confirm boatability using painted gage on bridge at put-in!  Minimum = -0.5, medium = 0.5 - 2.5, too high = 5 feet.
Spring Creek SEUS NA
NAnone
AFWS: Meadow Fork RG 25-70 bridge visual gage:  min. = 9", opt. = 1.5-2.5', maximum = 3'.  If Big Laurel Creek is running at least 2', check to see if Spring Creek is running.  Look for 2" of rain in 24 hours on the Meadow Fork gage.
Upper Green SEUS NA
05/25/2019 11:50 EDThold
BB: Green below Tuxedo Hydro Plant VG Minimum = 90, medium = 110 - 300, too high = 400.  Format:  current flow and time taking into account 15 minute delay between release and arrival of water at put-in;  day's release message as recorded by Duke Energy;  current lake level;  date and time message accessed.  If the lake level is over 100 feet the actual level is higher than the release level, probably much higher as extra water will be coming over the dam and down the Big Hungry as well.
Green Narrows SEUS NA
05/25/2019 11:50 EDThold
BB: Green at Gallimore Road Access VG Minimum = 90, medium = 99 - 160, too high = 210.  Format:  current flow and time taking into account 2 hour delay between release and arrival of water at put-in;  day's release message as recorded by Duke Energy;  current lake level;  date and time message accessed.  If the lake level is over 100 feet the actual level is higher than the release level, probably much higher as extra water will be coming over the dam and down the Big Hungry as well.
Green Release Schedule SEUS Tuxedo HyS
05/25: Will be shut down.
05/26: Will be shut down.
05/27: Will be shut down. 
05/25/2019 11:50 EDTnone
Duke: Tuxedo Release Schedule This is the most recent schedule as posted by Duke Energy.  Remember that "operational schedules are determined daily" -- they can and do change.  Add 15 minutes to the starting time for the water to reach the Upper put-in and 2.5 hours for it to get to the Narrows;  it will be too low to put-in on the Narrows 1 hour after the ending time.  Examine the weekly pattern of recent releases to anticipate releases more than three days out:  BoatingBeta Green Release Archive.  When the lake level drops below its seasonal target range (97.5 last time I checked) releases are shorter and less frequent.
NF French Broad SEUS 240 cfs
05/25/2019 11:15 EDThold
USGS: FB at Rosman Minimum = 350, medium = 500 - 1700, too high = 2500.  64 bridge visual gage:  minimum = 0', medium = 6"-1', maximum = 3'.  Run well upstream of gage.
WF French Broad SEUS 240 cfs
05/25/2019 11:15 EDThold
USGS: FB at Rosman Minimum = 450, medium = 500 - 1700, too high = 2500.  Run well upstream of gage.   Often runnable a couple hours longer than the NF.
Horsepasture SEUS 240 feet
05/25/2019 11:15 EDTnone
USGS: French Broad at Rosman Minimum = 600, medium = - , too high = .  Confirm boatability using visual gage on Upper Whitewater Road bridge over the Horsepasture.  minimum = 0.3', maximum = 0.5'.
Chattooga SEUS 1.86 feet
05/25/2019 11:00 EDTfall
USGS: Chattooga near Clayton Minimum = 1.4, medium = 1.8 - 2.0, too high = 2.2.  There is a discrepancy between the 76 bridge visual gage and the USGS online gage.  At 1.2 feet on the USGS gage the 76 bridge visual age reads 0.9 feet;  the discrepancy gets smaller as levels rise, with no discrepancy at levels above 2.2 feet.  Both gages are a short distance downstream from put-in.
Tallulah SEUS 37.9 cfs
05/25/2019 11:15 EDThold
USGS: Tallulah near Tallulah Falls Minimum = 450, medium = 500 - 750, too high = 1200.  Dam release only (illegal to run on unscheduled days even if water -- Tallulah release schedule).
Raven Fork SEUS 482 cfs
05/25/2019 11:00 EDThold
USGS: Oconaluftee Minimum = 750, medium = 900 - 1200, too high = 1500.  AFWS:  Trout Hatchery SG:  minimum = 1.6'.  Acess tenuous:  go with a local your first time.
Big Creek (Lower) SEUS 118 cfs
05/25/2019 11:30 EDThold
USGS: Cataloochee Minimum = 350, medium = 375 - 575, too high = 650.  SR 1397 Mt. Sterling bridge visual gage:  minimum = 3', maximum = 3.6'.
Big Creek (Upper) SEUS 118 cfs
05/25/2019 11:30 EDThold
USGS: Cataloochee Minimum = 250, medium = 300 - 450, too high = 500.  SR 1397 Mt. Sterling bridge visual gage:  minimum = 2.5', maximum = 3.4'.
West Prong (Lower) SEUS -0.5 feet
05/25/2019 11:24 EDThold
BB: West Prong at Picnic Area VG Minimum = .8, medium = 1.1 - 1.5, too high = 1.7.  Based on the AFWS: Chimney Pic SG.;  The AFWS gage reads about .7 feet above the visual gage;  the BB gage subtracts .7 feet from the AFWS reading to account for this discrepancy.  Use your judgement when assessing levels -- the relationship between the Picnic Area visual reading and boatabilty changes more frequently than any other gage I know!
West Prong (Upper) SEUS -0.5 feet
05/25/2019 11:24 EDThold
BB: West Prong at Picnic Area VG Minimum = 1, medium = 1.3 - 1.5, too high = 1.6.  Based on the AFWS: Chimney Pic SG.;  The AFWS gage reads about .7 feet above the visual gage;  the BB gage subtracts .7 feet from the AFWS reading to account for this discrepancy.  Use your judgement when assessing levels -- the relationship between the Picnic Area visual reading and boatabilty changes more frequently than any other gage I know!
Little - Sinks to Elbow SEUS NA
NAhold
NOAA: Little River (Townsend) Minimum = 2.4, medium = 2.9 - 3.5, too high = 5.  Gage located about 1/4 mile below the "Y" (the confluence with the Middle Prong, about 3 miles downstream of TO) making it easy to confirm level visually.  Note that the NOAA timestamp is in UTC while our timestamp is converted to local time.
Cheoah SEUS 1160 cfs
05/25/2019 11:00 EDTup
USGS: Cheoah near Tapoco Minimum = 800, medium = 1000 - 1500, too high = 2000.  Mainly dam release (current Cheoah release schedule), (next year's Cheoah release schedule).  Add a half hour for the water to reach the USFS put-in and one hour for it to reach the O'Henry's parking lot put-in.
Nantahala SEUS 860 cfs
05/25/2019 11:30 EDThold
USGS: Nantahala at Hewett Minimum = 500, medium = 750 - 1000, too high = 1600.  Mainly dam release (Nantahala release schedule).
Big South Fork SEUS 271 cfs
05/25/2019 11:30 EDThold
USGS: SF Cumberland Minimum = 400, medium = 2400 - 4800, too high = 10000.  Gage at TO.
Island Creek SEUS 170 cfs
05/25/2019 11:00 EDThold
USGS: Emory Minimum = 10000, medium = 14000 - 20000, too high = 30000.  Gage on river to which Island Creek is a tributary.  Painted gage on downstream center pier of put-in bridge: minimum = 2", medium = 1', high = 1.5' (begins to get pushy), too high = 2.0'.  Alternate put-in 6 miles upstream at Catoosa Road.
Caney Fork Gorge SEUS NA
NAhold
USGS: Calfkiller below Sparta Minimum = 1000, medium = 1200 - 1600, too high = 2200.  Visual gage located on river left just upstream of the Clifty Road Bridge at the PI:  minimum = 1.3', medium = 1.5 - 2.3', maximum = 3.5'.
Rock Island - Great Falls SEUS 208 cfs
05/25/2019 10:00 CDThold
TVA: Great Falls Dam Minimum = 4200, medium = 4800 - 5400, too high = 16000.  Different lines over falls open at different levels.  Beware of sieves in "Sieve City" rapids below falls.  Sieve City rapids can be run even when levels are too high for falls.
Rock Island Hole (Flow) SEUS 208 cfs
05/25/2019 10:00 CDTrise
TVA: Great Falls Dam Minimum = 2000, medium = 2400 - 3200, too high = 7500.  Hole under water when Center Hill Lake is over 650 feet [see Rock Island (CHR Height) below].  Can call 1-800-238-2264, 4, 36 for Great Falls Dam release. Click Great Falls Dam for predicted releases (need 2 or more units).
Rock Island (CHR Height) SEUS 630.27 feet
05/25/2019 06:00 CDThold
TVA: Center Hill Lake Minimum = 0, medium = 1 - 649.9, too high = 650.  Rock Island Hole under water when Center Hill Lake is over 650 feet.  Can call 1-800-238-2264, 1, 37 for Center Hill Lake level.
Tellico Ledges SEUS 221 cfs
05/25/2019 11:15 EDThold
USGS: Tellico at Tellico Plains Minimum = 230, medium = 400 - 1000, too high = 1600.  Gage downstream of run.  This section can be run quite low, but below 230 cfs it gets increasingly boney.
Middle Tellico SEUS 221 cfs
05/25/2019 11:15 EDThold
USGS: Tellico at Tellico Plains Minimum = 200, medium = 300 - 1200, too high = 3200.  Gage downstream of run.  This section can be run lower than 200 cfs, but below that level it starts to get boney.
Upper Ocoee SEUS 230 cfs
05/25/2019 11:00 EDThold
BB: Ocoee Below #3 Dam VG Minimum = 500, medium = 1000 - 2400, too high = 3200.  Mainly dam release (Upper Ocoee release schedule).
The (Middle) Ocoee SEUS 830 cfs
05/25/2019 11:00 EDThold
BB: Ocoee Below #2 Dam VG Minimum = 500, medium = 1000 - 2400, too high = 3600.  Mainly dam release (Middle Ocoee release schedule).
North Chick SEUS NA
NAhold
USGS: NF Chick near Montlake Minimum = 500, medium = 650 - 800, too high = 1200.  Confirm boatability using the visual gage at the TO.  It is attached to the large rock at end of the orange blazed trail:  minimum = 1.7', medium = 2-2.3', maximum = 3.2'.
Bear Creek (Cloudland) SEUS NA
NAhold
USGS: Lookout near New England Minimum = 1300, medium = 2600 - 3600, too high = 4200.  Confirm boatability on visual gage located on the river-right downstream pillar of the PI bridge:  minimum = 6", medium = 13-18", maximum = 24".
Little River Canyon SEUS 79.1 cfs
05/25/2019 10:00 CDThold
USGS: Little near Blue Pond Minimum = 250, medium = 600 - 1500, too high = 3500.  Gage is located 11 miles dowstream of the Suicide Section put-in.  Thus when the river is on the rise the Suicide section can become runnable before it is reflected on the online gauge.  The opposite can occur when the level is dropping unusually fast, such as after a summer thunderstom.  An alternate gage is located about 6 miles upstream of the put-in (on one of the 3 forks of the Little River) and can be used an early indicator to see if and how quickly the water level is rising or falling:  USGS: WF Little at DeSoto Park.
Johnnies Creek SEUS NA
NAhold
USGS: WF Little at DeSoto Park Minimum = 350, medium = 450 - 600, too high = 1000.  PI visual gage painted on the downstream side of the river-right bridge support:  minimum = -3", medium = -2 to +3", maximum = +5". 

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Flow Color Coding Key

Flow Color Coding Key
Color Interpretation Meaning

Note:  assigning flow codes is highly subjective -- one person's "way too high" is another's "yahoo!"  I have attempted to assign the codes relative to the typical person likely to boat the run at normal levels.  "Too high" in this context means "the typical person found on this run at the levels it is most often paddled would find this run at this level very challenging."  In general, runs are harder at higher levels.  Use your discretion regarding the suitability of the run to your skill level and experience after seeing the level in person.

  Too High Beyond the envelope for the typical person likely to boat this run.
  High Frequently run this high, but a stretch for the typical person likely to boat this run.
  Medium Very enjoyable for the typical person likely to boat this run.
  Low Frequently run this low.  Worth a look but probably not a long drive.
  Too Low Seldom run lower by anyone who isn't desperate and/or lives by the put-in.
  Don't Know What's your opinion of this level?  Email The River Gages Project.