There is a gauge for this river at the 282 bridge now. I ran this 2 weeks ago and holly creek was about 250. The mountaintown gauge was at 195. Creek was fun at this level but would be better a little higher. There are 2 riverwide limbo logs that could become strainers at very high levels.
The next big rain after you paddled took out the limbo log just above the hwy 282 bridge, so now there is only one.
New put-in and takeout coordinates entered from GPS data on 05-09-06.
Yes - As of 5/07/06 the run is clean with no strainers other than a few minor ones close to the stream banks.
The Holly Creek USGS gauge does seem to be a good correlation gauge since MT comes down out of the Cohuta Nat.Forest.
150 CFS would be minimum for this section, with 200 good and 300 FUN
There has been a riverwide log pourover in the river for 6 years and if there is enough water to float over it you are good to go.
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