Gauge Description:While other sources (see "PaddleGuides" link below) list 1800cfs as the recommended level, I have heard of people claiming 'enjoyable' runs down to 600cfs, which sounds likely to me. (I have not boated this reach, but have seen it at low water.)
The 'maximum' here is used more as an indicator of levels well above the norm. At these flows, the reach is boatable, but will certainly be 'pushy' and take on a 'big water' feel.
Offseason ('Ice') gauge correlations:
4.01 = 300cfs
4.26 = 400cfs
4.50 = 506cfs
4.69 = 600cfs
4.88 = 700cfs
|JUMP RIVER AT SHELDON, WI|
|usgs-05362000||600 - 2500 cfs||II-III(IV)||00h59m||~ 3640 cfs (too high)|
|Unusually high flows. (Likely 1500-2400 cfs at Big Falls.) Big, pushy, wild. (Dangerous?) Caution is urged.|
Gauge (576 sq.mi. drainage) is well downstream. Flow in reach may be 6/10ths (actually 0.5677*) gauge.
Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.
|8y334d20h59m||@Jump, S.Fk. Little Falls to Big Falls (PnP or 2.7 miles) [WI]||upper drops||890 cfs||bryan foster|
|9y158d13h40m||/Jump, S.Fk.-Little Falls to Big Falls [WI]||lower part of Big Falls Rapids||0 cfs||ken sebranek|
|9y172d14h01m||/Jump, S.Fk.-Little Falls to Big Falls [WI]||middle drop on Big Falls Rapid||0 cfs||ken sebranek|
|9y193d14h31m||@Jump, S.Fk. Little Falls to Big Falls (PnP or 2.7 miles) [WI]||upper part of Big Falls Rapid||1100 cfs||ken sebranek|
|> 10 years||Jump [WI]||C-1ing on the Jump||n/a||Mark Mastalski|