There is also a boater gauge at the takeout
From Daniel Talley:
"The first stop is checking at the take out. Upon entering the parking lot at the Bowater Pocket Wilderness, take your first left and go to the lowest parking spots available. From here, take the trail to the right that follows to the gauge. The trail is blazed with small orange markers on trees and goes upstream about 50 yards. It ends on a couch sized rock with the gauge right below you."
Minimum for the Cain Creek run is in the 1.8ft range. Max is up to you. What some people like to see before driving a hundred miles to do this river is the Collins at McMinnville over 5000 cfs and/or the Tellico over 1000 cfs.
I'm still working on the minimum and maximum levels for the take-out gauge. I do know that some of the local experts have run Chick at some ridiculously high levels.
From SEboater on boatertalk:
1'7 - 2'2 low to med low
2'3 - 2'7 med (on avg)
2'8 - ? pushy, big holes, fun
|North Chickamauga Creek at Mile Straight|
|noaa-ncct1||5.00 - 20.00 ft||IV-V||01h18m||1.04 ft (too low)|
Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.
|North Chickamauga Creek [TN]||N.Chick falls - Left Line||n/a||Rob Scott|
|North Chickamauga Creek [TN]||(RM) Double Drop||2.0'||Robert Maxwell|
|North Chickamauga [TN]||North Chick||n/a||Alex Harvey|
|N. Chic [TN]||Chic Falls||n/a||matt booth|
|north chick [tn]||n/a||andy mitchell|
|North Chickamauga [TN]||Splatwheelin'||2.0ft.||Jamie Smith|
|Cain/ North Chick/ Green, NC [TN]||Cain/ North Chick/ Green Clips||2.6||Chris Gorman|
|North Chickamauga [TN]||The Hole at Bowling Pin (River left)||2.0 ft||Ratt Boy|
|North Chickamauga Creek [TN]||North Chick Falls||n/a||Daniel Talley|
|> 10 years||North Chickamauga Creek [TN]||Baby Sweets?||865cfs Montlake||kemper begley|
|> 10 years||North Chickamauga Creek [TN]||Steve Frazer North Chickamauga Creek||6.35 ft (online)||Don Kinser|
|> 10 years||North Chickamauga Creek [TN]||Milt Aitken at Mystery Falls||6.35 ft (online)||Don Kinser|