Gauge Description:

During the 2005 flow study the Ausable Chasm was paddled as low as 280 cfs, which was very low but runnable. Flows in the 600 cfs range were great. At higher flows Mike's Hole becomes retentive.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
AUSABLE RIVER NEAR AU SABLE FORKS NY
usgs-04275500 240 - 1400 cfs IV+ 04h21m 2430 cfs (too high)
gauge class Based on 2005 Flow Study.

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
0 - 240 cfs extremely Low-barely Low IV+ gauge is important or has warning
240 - 400 cfs barely runnable-med runnable IV+ gauge is important or has warning Based on 2005 Flow Study.
400 - 950 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable IV+ gauge is important or has warning Based on 2005 Flow Study.
950 -1400 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable IV+ gauge is important or has warning Based on 2005 Flow Study.
1400 -2700 cfs barely High-extremely High IV+ gauge is important or has warning Based on 2005 Flow Study.

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
[ ] Bridge at Ausable Chasm n/a Kevin Colburn
7y40d23h12m /Ausable-Keeseville to US Route 9 [NY] Right side elephant n/a Carin Tinney
7y40d23h17m /Ausable-Keeseville to US Route 9 [NY] Right side elephant n/a Carin Tinney
7y40d23h23m /Ausable-Keeseville to US Route 9 [NY] Rapid after elephant n/a Carin Tinney
> 10 years Ausable [NY] Steel in Eddy below last Rapid Low Cheryl Robinson
> 10 years Ausable [NY] rapid #4 (upstream look) 300 cfs Adrian VandenBout
> 10 years Ausable [NY] I - beam rapid 300 cfs Adrian VandenBout
> 10 years Ausable [NY] Flow study participants enjoy the incredible scenery in the Ausable Chasm 615 Kevin Colburn
> 10 years Ausable [ny] Left Side of Elephant Rock, Ausable 500-600 Kevin Colburn
> 10 years Ausable [NY] The pinch of the Chasm 650 Kevin Colburn
> 10 years Ausable [NY] Rainbow Falls on Ausable River n/a john