The onsite gauge is on the downstream side of the river-right bridge abutment. It was painted there by Bob "Huge" Hughes. Minimum would be about 1'. (You can get down the upper sections of it above about 0.75', but not the lower half.) See below for more indications of runnability.
This stream has no online gauge. It is TINY and will flash up and down very quickly. If you're on it when the rain stops, you'll probably be able to see the water level dropping.
The Automated Flood Warning System operates a rain gauge a mile or two from the upper part of India Brook. It is #6700 Ironia on the Morris County page.
- If the Ironia rain gauge on the AFWS site shows over 1.5" of rain in the last 12 hours onto wet ground, get over and check the gauge.
- If the Ironia rain gauge on the AFWS site shows over 4" of rain in the last 6-12 hrs onto dry ground, get over and check the gauge.
- If the North Br. Raritan near Far Hills and the Whippany River near Morristown are going STRAIGHT up and it is still raining HARD, go check the gauge.
-If the streets of Morris County are flooding, just from the rain coming down so hard, go check the gauge.
-If the rain slowed down or stopped more than an hour ago, your chances of hitting India have dropped significantly.
-Remember, if you paddle India one day, everything else will peak the next day.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
Use the map below to calculate how
to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.
India Brook Guide Map (full size)
That creek's still there
India Brook Guide Map
India Br. Onsite Gauge
India Brook Gauge Small
Buttermilk Falls Again
India Br. AFWS gauge map 6700
Morris County Creekin'!
There's even a small falls!!
No long boats allowed !
More water would be nice
Morris County Creekin' !
A perfect run for the Topolino
Is that a creek hiding up there?
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