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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 31d10h34m 59 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
291d08h42m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [NC] Account of 01/13/14 0 cfs Brian Jacobson
291d08h50m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [NC] Account of 01/13/14 0 cfs Brian Jacobson
291d14h48m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [NC] Whoa Nelly! 0 cfs Brian Jacobson
291d14h54m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [NC] Whoa Nelly! 0 cfs Brian Jacobson
291d14h54m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [NC] Whoa Nellie! 1500 cfs Brian Jacobson
1y238d08h32m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge Welcome to the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
1y285d11h33m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [NC] Cool Pool Below 750 cfs Brian Jacobson
1y288d12h12m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [NC] Green Creek Trail 0 cfs Brian Jacobson
1y288d14h21m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [NC] Green Creek Trailhead 0 cfs Brian Jacobson
7y35d02h33m Chattooga Headwaters Management Plan Meeting [NC] (RM) Boating Ban Meeting #18 n/a Robert Maxwell
7y44d02h33m Chattooga Headwaters Management Plan Meeting [NC] (RM) Boating Ban Meeting #3 n/a 0
7y300d10h33m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [NC] Heart of Run 350 cfs Brian Jacobson
7y300d10h33m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [NC] Follow Logs to Left 1.5 (Burrells) Brian Jacobson
8y189d10h33m Chattooga [NC] Chattooga Headwaters from the air n/a Mark Singleton
9y201d10h33m Chattooga [NC] Class V 00 Sieve 2.6 US76,.85 overfl Brent Steadman
> 10 years Chattooga Section 00 [NC] No Trespassing Sign n/a Ryan Culbertson