This watershed is only about 7 square miles, so it requires at least 1.5 inches of rain. The little at 6 feet or higher and rising is a pretty good indicator. There is a rain gauge for Cades Cove. Averaging this gauge's rain totals with Newfound Gap's rain totals gives an accurate representation of how much rain fell in the watershed. Upon arrival, a simple drive up the road will reveal the level.
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The Other Big One
Last Rapid from Downstream
Last & Biggest Rapid
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