Thanks for the link on the USGS site, looks better than the AW guage. Yea, the fishing is the only reason to hit this strech.
Shallow waters and rocky rapids can drive you mad.
sorry just to clarify...the AW guage shows NF Shenandoah which is a totally different watershed...i'm talking about the ACTUAL guage on the Middle River that i posted below on the USGS site
this gauge is near grottoes...the middle picks up Christians creek in New Hope plus other small tribs like lewis creek after verona...like you said take a look its worth it for the fishing (no pressure) caught 22 small mouth last sunday...and a piece of metal in my foot(there is some junk in this stretch) the guage said 4.5 ....probably not 2 ft higher than when you ran either
one last guage comment, ignore it. If you want to know the level go and look. it reads 3.93 now and the river is lower than it was at 2.00
I ran this run a couple of days ago at 2.00 and it was at least 9 inches over the level at 1.91. I think the guage is inaccurate, or just wrong. (good run, a little scrape but no dragging). take out at the KOA to avoide the most shallow parts
I ran about 6 miles to route 11 in verona yestertday at 1.91 ft. very low and lots of scraping and draging, 2.5 would be enjoyable. fishing is great and the waterfall is nice @the KOA (from tributary not on middle). not any white water to speak of @1.91
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?01625000 is a guage on the middle river neat grottoes, va...don't have any idea of what a good level is though, if the water on the middle was up chances are nearby rivs like the north, south, and s.f. shenandoah would be a better day spent
The gauge on this river doesn't make sense, since the Middle is a tributary to the South Fork of the Shenandoah River and not the North fork. Heck their water sheads are seperated by a mountain.
Not that many people run the middle for it's white water....
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