Gauge Description:

PG&E monitors flows in this reach with a gauge below the bridge in Balch Camp.   Starting in January of 2009, that gauge is now online and publicly available.  The gauge and staff gauge are directly below the bridge on the river left. 


See CDEC NF Kings above Dinkey Creek.   NDC     This gauge only reports stage, but a very rough translation table is below.

3.4 =1000  cfs (very high)
2.8 = 650 cfs (medium high to high?)
2.3 = 300 cfs (medium to low?)

USGS Historical data and other information is also available for this gauge.


The online gauge below Dinkey Creek does show cfs.   See CDEC NF Kings below Dinkey.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
cdec-NDC 2.10 - 3.00 ft V 01h27m 1.31 ft (too low)
gauge is at take out.
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
2.10 -3.00 ft barely runnable-high runnable V gauge is important or has warning Very rough estimate of range

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
> 10 years Kings, N. Fork [CA] Descent Route n/a Paul Martzen
> 10 years Kings, N. Fork [CA] Bridge with gauge high Paul Martzen
> 10 years Kings, N. Fork [CA] cascade Medium Paul Martzen