Gauge Description:

David Mackintosh (see below):
Below the 193 bridge, look for the gage on river right. I've been all the way down from slightly off the bottom of the gage (less than 4'), to about 8.5'. Some of the intermediate levels are uglier than others.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
DIFFICULT RUN NEAR GREAT FALLS, VA
usgs-01646000 110 - 5000 cfs III-IV(V+) 04h26m 14.3 cfs (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
110 -5000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable III-IV(V+) gauge is important or has warning Upper limit for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.

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
Difficult Run @Old Georgetown Pike (Route 193) to Potomac R. [VA] Account of 03/14/19 n/a Drew Althage
Difficult Run [VA] Perfect line on the gorge 170 cfs Chris Schwarz
Difficult Run [VA] Highwater run of the crux 7' Pete Morey
> 10 years [VA] Friday Fun on Difficult run n/a James Steffen
> 10 years [VA] Friday Fun on Difficult run n/a James Steffen
> 10 years [VA] Friday Fun on Difficult run n/a James Steffen
> 10 years Difficult Run [VA] Difficult Run high Ajay Sapre
> 10 years Difficult Run [VA] Difficult Run 4.2', 170 cfs John Alden
> 10 years Difficult Run [VA] Tiny boofing into the Rat's Nest 3.8' John Alden
> 10 years Difficult Run [VA] Long boat creekin' 3.8 low John Alden
> 10 years Difficult Run [VA] Meltdown 4' John Alden
> 10 years Difficult Run [VA] The undercut, Leap of Faith (DR) 3.8 low John Alden
> 10 years Difficult Run [VA] Low head dam, Difficult Run 5' John Alden
> 10 years Difficult Run [VA] Difficult Run, VA n/a Walt Shank
> 10 years Difficult Run [VA] Difficult Run n/a Matt Muir