Gauge Description:

The below suggested levels were based upon the historic USGS gage data (unless noted otherwise) which includes flow input from the Little Cuyahoga River.


Class III at 1200 or above. IV- at 2500 or so.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Cuyahoga River at Old Portage OH
usgs-04206000 400 - 3000 cfs III 11h18m 159 cfs (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
400 - 800 cfs barely runnable-med runnable III gauge is important or has warning
800 -1200 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable III-IV gauge is important or has warning
1200 -3000 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable IV 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
Cuyahoga River [OH] Overview below Butterfly n/a David Hill
Cuyahoga [OH] Cuyahoga n/a Kevin Colburn
4y360d00h16m /Cuyahoga-C. Ohio Edison Dam to Cascade Valley MetroPark [OH] Right side drop 360 cfs Matt Jackson
> 10 years Cuyahoga River [OH] Wood in the Slide! 770 cfs on AHS gage David Hill
> 10 years Cuyahoga River [OH] Watch for wood! 1550 cfs on AHS gage David Hill
> 10 years Cuyahoga River [OH] Wood below State Road bridge 740 cfs on AHS gage David Hill
> 10 years Cuyahoga River [OH] Mama Bear 630 cfs on AHS David Hill
> 10 years Cuyahoga River [OH] Park n Play 970 cfs on AHS David Hill
> 10 years Cuyahoga River [OH] Overview of Butterfly Rapid ~270 cfs David Hill
> 10 years Cuyahoga [OH] Damn that Dam! 470 cfs Matt Muir
> 10 years Cuyahoga [OH] Flipper 475 cfs Matt Muir
> 10 years Cuyahoga [OH] Peck Road Hole 1400 cfs Matt Muir
> 10 years Cuyahoga [OH] Butterfly Bites Back 3000 cfs Matt Muir