Gauge Description:

The gauge is just downstream of the run, therefore should very accurately portray flows in the course.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Cedar River at Charles City, IA
usgs-05457700 200 - 5000 cfs II 00h31m 1470 cfs (running)
gauge class Generally too shallow for loops, but getting more powerful for dynamic spins and low-angle moves.
Gauge (1054 sq.mi. drainage) is in Charles City, so should accurately reflect water available at this location.
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
200 - 400 cfs barely runnable-med runnable II gauge is important or has warning Flat spins only
400 - 800 cfs barely runnable-med runnable II gauge is important or has warning Mostly flatspins. Some elevated moves possible at the upper end of this range.
800 -1800 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable II gauge is important or has warning Generally too shallow for loops, but getting more powerful for dynamic spins and low-angle moves.
1800 -3500 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable II gauge is important or has warning Moderate (perhaps 'optimum') flows. Excellent play. Vertical moves in Doc's Drop and Exit Exam.
3500 -5000 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable II gauge is important or has warning High (but playable) flows. Starting to get large logs flushing through.
5000 -7000 cfs somewhat High-somewhat High II gauge is important or has warning High, fast, no eddies! (Mostly 'catch-on-the-fly' surfs.)
7000 -20000 cfs somewhat High-somewhat High II gauge is important or has warning Bank full to flooding. Play features washed out. Very fast current. No easy exit from the water.

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
6y59d14h59m @Cedar Charles City Water Park [IA] DD @ 7250cfs 7250 cfs John R. Shultz
8y44d21h39m @Cedar Charles City Water Park (**Officially Open**) [IA] Dam Drop @ 1200 cfs 0 cfs Steve Weliver
8y44d21h41m @Cedar Charles City Water Park (**Officially Open**) [IA] Exit Exam @ 1200 cfs 0 cfs Steve Weliver
8y113d16h58m @Cedar Charles City Water Park (**Under Construction**) [IA] Doc's Drop Video 5500 cfs Steve Weliver
8y113d17h26m @Cedar Charles City Water Park (**Under Construction**) [IA] Dam Drop Video n/a Steve Weliver
8y126d16h56m @Cedar Charles City Water Park (**Under Construction**) [IA] Exit Exam n/a Steve Weliver
8y126d16h57m @Cedar Charles City Water Park (**Under Construction**) [IA] Doc's Drop n/a Steve Weliver
8y126d17h02m @Cedar Charles City Water Park (**Under Construction**) [IA] Overview n/a Steve Weliver
8y242d17h27m @Cedar Charles City Water Park (**Under Construction**) [IA] Doc's Drop_1 n/a Steve Weliver
8y268d14h44m @Cedar Charles City Water Park (**Under Construction**) [IA] Account of 10/23/10 0.00 ft Steve Weliver
8y268d15h01m @Cedar Charles City Water Park (**Under Construction**) [IA] Account of 10/23/10 0 cfs Steve Weliver
8y303d20h49m @Cedar Charles City: *Proposed* Water Park [IA] Account of 09/18/10 0 cfs Steve Weliver
8y303d20h57m @Cedar Charles City: *Proposed* Water Park [IA] 9/17/10 Construction 0 cfs Steve Weliver
8y303d21h01m @Cedar Charles City: *Proposed* Water Park 9/17/10 Construction 0 cfs Steve Weliver