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

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
JUMP RIVER AT SHELDON, WI
usgs-05362000 600 - 2500 cfs II-III(IV) 00h59m ~ 3640 cfs (too high)
gauge class 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.
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
0 - 400 cfs extremely Low-somewhat Low II-III(IV) gauge is important or has warning Almost certainly too low for reasonable whitewater. (Likely less than 240 cfs at Big Falls.)
400 - 600 cfs somewhat Low-barely Low II-III(IV) gauge is important or has warning Likely too low for reasonable whitewater. (Likely 240-360 cfs at Big Falls.)
600 -1000 cfs barely runnable-med runnable II-III(IV) gauge is important or has warning Low to low-moderate flows. (Likely 360 to 600 cfs at Big Falls.)
1000 -1500 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable II-III(IV) gauge is important or has warning Low-moderate to high-moderate flows. (Likely 600-900 cfs at Big Falls.)
1500 -2500 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable II-III(IV) gauge is important or has warning High flows. (Likely 900-1500 cfs at Big Falls.)
2500 -4000 cfs somewhat High-somewhat High II-III(IV) gauge is important or has warning Unusually high flows. (Likely 1500-2400 cfs at Big Falls.) Big, pushy, wild. (Dangerous?) Caution is urged.
4000 -7000 cfs somewhat High-somewhat High II-III(IV) gauge is important or has warning Unusually high flows. (Likely 2400-4000 cfs at Big Falls.) Big, pushy, wild. (Dangerous?) Caution is urged.
7000 -9999 cfs somewhat High-extremely High II-III(IV) gauge is important or has warning Extremely high flows. (Likely in excess of 4000 cfs at Big Falls.) Experts only (and all safety precautions taken).

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