Gauge Description:

Near the take out on Hominy Creek Rd. Painted gauge on the abutment of the old bridge under the tall Brevard Road Bridge. Pull out in front of the old bridge to check the gauge, once you know where the gauge is you can check it from your car in a drive by! 

The best levels for play  are between 1 and 3 feet. Minimum is maybe .6 or .7 ? 

Hominy Creek correlates well with the realtime gauge on the West Fork of the Pigeon. If the West Fork has hit 500 cfs in the last 4 or 5 hours Hominy will be running nicely, at least 1 foot probably higher.

If you think it might be too low, take a look at the rapid right bellow the gauge, this is one of the shallowest sections, if it looks good  the rest of the run will be fine.

 

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
HOMINY CREEK NR WEST ASHEVILLE, NC
usgs-0344878100 2.70 - 5.00 ft II+ 00h54m 3.1 ft (running)
gauge class This is a new gage. At three feet I had a nice run and never scraped the bottom or hit any rocks. Please add runs at higher flows to comment section, as 5 feet
New gage in 2019, very near the take-out.
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
2.70 -5.00 ft barely runnable-high runnable II+ gauge is important or has warning This is a new gage. At three feet I had a nice run and never scraped the bottom or hit any rocks. Please add runs at higher flows to comment section, as 5 feet
W F PIGEON R ABOVE LAKE LOGAN NR HAZELWOOD, NC
usgs-03455500 250 - 1000 cfs II+ 00h54m ~ 220 cfs (too low)
250 cfs minimum, 500 and higher good flow on Hominy
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
250 -1000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable II+ gauge is important or has warning

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