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."
|Laurel Hill Creek at Ursina, PA|
|usgs-03080000||2.00 - 4.25 ft||III-IV(V)||00h28m||1.27 ft (too low)|
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