Gauge Description:

The linked gauge is an indicator of what might be going on with Indian Creek. Look for the Laurel Hill gauge to be 2 feet and rising before there's a chance this is running. The bridge gauge noted below is above a reservoir and the run is below the dam spillway. Above 4 feet on the bridge gauge the run is said to be sketchy.

Richard Hopley, who's run this twice, says: "There's a painted gage on the PA Rte. 653 bridge. 2 feet seems to be a good level. You can look at the reservoir as you cross it northbound out of Ohiopyle (mebbe eight miles) and if it looks full continue a mile or two to a right (east) turn onto PA-653 to check the gauge. Or, if the reservoir looks full, stop at a graveled pull-out on the west side of PA-381 just north of the bridge (seems to me there's a powerline right-of-way clear-cut there), walk through the woods, and see how much is flowing over the dam into the creek."

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Laurel Hill Creek at Ursina, PA
usgs-03080000 2.00 - 4.25 ft III-IV(V) 00h28m 1.27 ft (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
2.00 -4.25 ft barely runnable-high runnable III-IV(V) 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
8y64d19h58m /Indian Creek-Route 381 to Camp Carmel [PA] Big Slide 2.50 ft Bruce Fleckenstein
> 10 years Indian Creek [PA] Terminator Near Minimum Sam Baudoux
> 10 years Indian Creek [PA] What not to do in Terminator 2.7' Karl Whipp