Drainage area at our listed put-in is approximately 545 sq.mi. (as calculated via USGS StreamStats Beta software).
The USGS gauge on the Willow River lies just over 8 miles to the SSW. Drainage at that gauge is 292 square miles.
Based on relative drainage areas, flow on the Apple River in Somerset *could* be 1.866 times that gauge reading, so our virtual gauge uses that value to *attempt* to represent *likely* flows here. Correlation is not assured, thus must be confirmed by on-site inspection of this run.
Visual inspection at the footbridge. If the first wave is up, go for it. A medium level would be the footbridge wave at two feet. I have seen that wave at four feet, which floods out most everything else on the upper end of this run. Water quality is generally good and quite clear up to bank full.
Permits are not required for this reach.
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