Gauge/flow analysis (based on USGS data, 1972-2013):
Drainage area at gauge: 201 sq.mi.
Minimum daily mean flow (2007.08.17): 41 cfs
90% of time flow exceeds: 65 cfs
50% of time flow exceeds: 120 cfs
10% of time flow exceeds: 416 cfs
Maximum daily mean flow (1985.04.21): 4050 cfs
10/90 ratio: 6.4 ('flashy-ness')
(under 3 is quite steady, over 10 is quite 'flashy')
The 10/90 ratio of 6.4 shows this to be only slightly 'flashy', I.E., flows tend to be relatively more smooth and steady. That said, the '50% flow' of 120 cfs is likely to mean flow is too low for any real whitewater (or 'play') at least half the year, and (like so many upper-Midwest runs) the '10% flow' (of 416 cfs) is likely what is needed for 'best' whitewater. (Thus meaning it is at those flows just over one full month of the year . . . 10% of the time, ~36 days, on average.)
|PINE RIVER NEAR RUDYARD, MI|
|usgs-04127917||200 - 2000 cfs||I-II||01h51m||189 cfs (too low)|
|Likely low, but may be paddleable as low-grade whitewater trip. We can use your input on best flows! Add comments, report flows, and upload photos!|
Gauge (201 sq.mi.drainage) is on upstream reach. A handful of tributaries will contribute additional flow; Gauge will somewhat understate flows in this reach.
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