Gauge Description:

Look for the dam releases. Any release is good to go. River will be too low for reasonable paddling if they are not releasing. Most releases are M-F in the afternoon during peak power generation.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
SMITH RIVER NEAR PHILPOTT, VA
usgs-02072000 200 - 800 cfs II+ 00h18m 56.4 cfs (too low)
gauge class Probably too low
Good correlation as put in is just below the dam.
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
0 - 200 cfs extremely Low-barely Low II+ gauge is important or has warning Probably too low
200 - 800 cfs barely runnable-high runnable II+ gauge is important or has warning Probably good to go.

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
9y82d04h49m @Smith 2. Philpot Dam to North Basset [VA] Smith River n/a Philip Young
9y82d04h51m @Smith 2. Philpot Dam to North Basset [VA] Smith River n/a Philip Young
9y82d04h53m @Smith 2. Philpot Dam to North Basset Smith River put-in, Philpott Dam n/a Philip Young