Gauge Description:

The flow reported here is from the USGS gauge at Belva (below the takeout for the Lower Gauley). This reflects what was being released from Summersville Dam 7-8 hours ago plus what was coming in from the Meadow River 5-7 hours ago and what was coming in from any other streams below Summersville Dam.

Another view is to look at the virtual gauge for the Gauley below the Meadow. This gauge is the sum of the current flow from Summersville Dam and the current flow from the Meadow River. It does not include the flow coming from any other creeks below Summersville Dam.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Gauley Below the Meadow
virtual-6192 1000 - 13000 cfs III-IV(V) 01h40m 343.368 cfs (too low)
This is the flow we calculate coming into the middle.
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
1000 -13000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable III-IV(V) gauge is important or has warning
GAULEY RIVER ABOVE BELVA, WV
usgs-03192000 1000 - 15000 cfs III-IV(V) 00h53m 331 cfs (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
200 -1000 cfs extremely Low-barely Low III-IV(V) gauge is important or has warning
1000 -1500 cfs barely runnable-med runnable III-IV(V) gauge is important or has warning
1500 -7000 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable III-IV(V) gauge is important or has warning
7000 -15000 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable III-IV(V) gauge is important or has warning High water routes are very different from lower flow routes.

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
lower gauley [wv] junkyard ender 2500 troy fultz
Lower Gauley [WV] Embudo Stern Squirts n/a Dale Perry
Lower Gauley [WV] Karl Whipp, Diagonal Ledges n/a Charles and Nancy Brabec
Gauley (Lower) [WV] Lower Gauley Map n/a Matt Muir
2y140d18h10m /Gauley-9 (Lower). Bucklick Branch to Swiss [WV] Koontz's Flume n/a Michael Maloney
5y286d13h52m @Gauley 9 (Lower). Bucklick Branch to Swiss [WV] Paul Lange at Rocky Top n/a Hugh Barrow
7y98d17h33m /Gauley-9 (Lower). Bucklick Branch to Swiss [WV] Koontz Flume 2800 cfs Don
9y296d14h53m @Gauley 9 (Lower). Bucklick Branch to Swiss Account of 09/25/09 n/a royce cowan
9y301d11h52m /Gauley-9 (Lower). Bucklick Branch to Swiss [WV] Lower Gauley trip 2800 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
> 10 years Lower Gauley [WV] Pure Screaming Hell 2800 2800cfs Michael Sawyer
> 10 years Gauley [WV] Charlie enders 2800cfs Jeff Macklin
> 10 years Gauley [WV] 5 Boat Hole Fun 2800cfs Jesse Becker
> 10 years Gauley (Lower) [WV] Hellhole from below at 3000 cfs 3900+ Nate Miller
> 10 years Gauley [WV] Walbridge and Belknap at Canyon Doors 2800 Bill Kirby
> 10 years Lower Gauley [WV] Sweet hole 5900 cfs Bryan Tudor
> 10 years Lower Gauley [WV] 50/50, 50/50 Grind 5900 cfs Bryan Tudor
> 10 years Gauley (Lower) [WV] Diagonal Ledges ??? Brian Mattingly
> 10 years Lower Gauley [WV] Squirting Embudo release Dale Perry
> 10 years Lower Gauley [WV] Canyon Doors 5000 cfs Bryan Tudor
> 10 years Gauley River [wv] Side surf ?? Brian Rahall