Gauge Description:

There was formerly a USGS guage located at the put in.  It has been deactivated for some time, however due to the pending installation of another Turbine, FERC has indicated it would require the guage to be reactivated with internet access available for real time data.  

GAUGE UPDATE: A stick gauge was located in the river at the put in, with color coding. The orange bar is one turbine, the blue bar is two turbines. Flooding in 2004 washed away the stick gauge. You're on your own until it's replaced. Hint: Look at the power plant to see how many turbines are running, then look at the bypass reach, right of the power house outflow as you look upriver, to judge natural flow. To state the obvious, if it looks like one turbine is running, it's a one-turbine release. If two turbines are running, well, you know.

FLOW UPDATE:   Most releases are one turbine (435cfs), or Class II+, but FERC now requires that the schedule include some two-turbine releases (870cfs) or Class III-. Paddlers are encouraged to call Eagle Creek Renewable Energy (855-313-ECRE) after Wednesday on release week and again before leaving home on release day to verify release volume.

Of course, the river does release frequently during the week for power generation Release volumes for power releases are not specified or announced; During drought conditions, the Delaware River Basin Commission has the authority to suspend recreational releases, though unscheduled power releases still occur.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01433500 400 - 1200 cfs II+ 10h29m 143 cfs (too low)
gauge class No Turbines Running

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
100 - 400 cfs somewhat Low-barely Low II+ gauge is important or has warning No Turbines Running
400 - 550 cfs barely runnable-perfect runnable II+ gauge is important or has warning No Turbine Or Very low 1 turbine
550 - 800 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable II+ gauge is important or has warning One Turbine Running
800 -1200 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable II+ gauge is important or has warning Two Turbines Running

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