We have no additional information about how various flows affect ability to run or play on this section of river. If you can provide additional information, please either directly contact the StreamTeam member for this reach, or add a 'comment' or a 'report' with your information to help out your fellow boaters.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
YELLOW MEDICINE RIVER NEAR GRANITE FALLS, MN
usgs-05313500 400 - 2000 cfs I(II) 00h16m 491 cfs (running)
gauge class Low boatable flow. (We lack first-hand awareness here. Please add a comment or report.)
Gauge (664 sq.mi. drainage) is midway down this reach, so quite accurately portrays actual flow.
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
0 - 200 cfs extremely Low-somewhat Low I gauge is important or has warning Too low for reasonable whitewater trip. (We lack first-hand awareness here. Please add a comment or report.)
200 - 400 cfs somewhat Low-barely Low I gauge is important or has warning Low level will be a scrape but could be done. (We lack first-hand awareness here. Please add a comment or report.)
400 - 600 cfs barely runnable-med runnable I(II) gauge is important or has warning Low boatable flow. (We lack first-hand awareness here. Please add a comment or report.)
600 -1000 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable I-II gauge is important or has warning Nice flows. (We lack first-hand awareness here. Please add a comment or report.)
1000 -2000 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable I-II gauge is important or has warning High flows. (We lack first-hand awareness here. Please add a comment or report.)
2000 -5000 cfs somewhat High-somewhat High II+ gauge is important or has warning Unusually high flows. (Please add a comment or report if you have experience at these flows.)
5000 -20000 cfs somewhat High-extremely High II+ gauge is important or has warning Unusually high and very pushy flows. Caution is urged.

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