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
usgs-03455500 250 - 1500 cfs II+ 00h51m ~ 24.7 cfs (too low)
250 cfs minimum, 500 and higher good flow on Hominy
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
250 -1500 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.

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
3y349d13h21m @Hominy Creek Sand Hill Road to French Broad River [NC] S Bear Creek Bridge Rapid high runnable Mike Hudson
5y103d15h11m @Hominy Creek [NC] Oil Spill clean up n/a Todd Johnson
5y103d15h11m @Hominy Creek [NC] Account of 06/06/14 n/a Todd Johnson
5y103d15h16m @Hominy Creek [NC] Account of 06/06/14 n/a Todd Johnson
5y103d15h27m @Hominy Creek [NC] Science of Mind n/a Todd Johnson