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Gauge Information

Gauge Description:

The gage at Burrell's Ford bridge is approximately six miles downstream of the takeout.  There are two staff gages now that the USGS installed a full gaging station.  The one on the upstream piling is the one linked to the internet.  A reading on the upstream gage of 1.8 is approximately equal to the arbitrary FS minimum level of 350 cfs.  Minimum boatable levels are around 1.5 ft and upper limits are likely around 2.8 ft on the upper gage.

Correlation information is needed to develop better guidelines. If you are visiting Burrell's Ford, please report readings on the upstream staff gage below the bridge (date, time, level) on the SC side using the "Add a Comment" button at the bottom of this page.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
CHATTOOGA RIVER AT BURRELLS FORD,NR PINE MTN,GA
usgs-02176930 350 - 1200 cfs IV-V 03h16m 251 cfs (too low)
Due to an arbitrary decision by the Forest Service, the river is not boatable unless the river has previously exceeded 350 cfs the same day.

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
0 - 350 cfs extremely Low-barely Low IV-V Due to an arbitrary decision by the Forest Service, the river is not boatable unless the river has previously exceeded 350 cfs the same day.
350 - 500 cfs barely runnable-perfect runnable III-V Due to an arbitrary decision by the Forest Service, the river is not boatable unless the river has previously exceeded 350 cfs the same day.
350 -1200 cfs barely runnable-high runnable III-V
1000 -1200 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable IV-V
1200 -2000 cfs somewhat High-somewhat High IV-V(V+) Above 1500 it may not be possible to stop above the Log Jamb or portage at the end of the allyway

Report - Reports of Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge and related gauges

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

Reports

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
ChattoogaChattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [ ] Sec. 00 Gorge n/a brian nelson
Chattooga [NC] Headwaters Trespassing Sign n/a Ben VanCamp
Chattooga [NC] Chattooga Headwaters n/a Kevin Colburn
92d09h24m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [NC] Account of 01/13/14 0 cfs Brian Jacobson
92d09h32m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [NC] Account of 01/13/14 0 cfs Brian Jacobson
92d15h30m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [NC] Whoa Nelly! 0 cfs Brian Jacobson
92d15h36m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [NC] Whoa Nelly! 0 cfs Brian Jacobson
92d15h36m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [NC] Whoa Nellie! 1500 cfs Brian Jacobson
1y39d09h14m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge Welcome to the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
1y86d12h15m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [NC] Cool Pool Below 750 cfs Brian Jacobson
1y89d12h54m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [NC] Green Creek Trail 0 cfs Brian Jacobson
1y89d15h03m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [NC] Green Creek Trailhead 0 cfs Brian Jacobson
6y201d03h15m Chattooga Headwaters Management Plan Meeting [NC] (RM) Boating Ban Meeting #18 n/a Robert Maxwell
6y210d03h15m Chattooga Headwaters Management Plan Meeting [NC] (RM) Boating Ban Meeting #3 n/a 0
7y101d11h15m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [NC] Heart of Run 350 cfs Brian Jacobson
7y101d11h15m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [NC] Follow Logs to Left 1.5 (Burrells) Brian Jacobson
7y355d11h15m Chattooga [NC] Chattooga Headwaters from the air n/a Mark Singleton
9y59h15m Chattooga [NC] Class V 00 Sieve 2.6 US76,.85 overfl Brent Steadman
9y259d11h15m Chattooga Section 00 [NC] No Trespassing Sign n/a Ryan Culbertson