Gauge Description:

Most paddlers go by the gauge at Fayette Station. Everything that references levels on this site will be according to the Fayette Station gauge in feet.

Some still go by the flow, so here is a link to the level at Thurmond in cfs.

Others may prefer using Chuck Brabec's conversion,

or NPS gauge conversion chart.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
New at Fayette Station
virtual-6362 -2.00 - 8.00 ft III-IV(V) 00h43m 11.9517 ft (too high)
gauge class super high
This is the Fayette Station gauge based on Thurmond's reading.
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
-2.00 -0.00 ft barely runnable-med runnable III-IV(V) gauge is important or has warning
0.00 -3.00 ft med runnable-a bit pushy runnable III-IV(V) gauge is important or has warning
3.00 -8.00 ft a bit pushy runnable-high runnable III-IV(V) gauge is important or has warning
8.00 -10.00 ft barely High-extremely High III-IV(V) gauge is important or has warning
10.00 -99.00 ft somewhat High-somewhat High III-IV(V) gauge is important or has warning super high
NEW RIVER AT THURMOND, WV
usgs-03185400 500 - 15250 cfs III-IV(V) 00h41m 29800 cfs (too high)
CFS Gauge for Thurmond
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
500 -15250 cfs barely runnable-high runnable III-IV(V) gauge is important or has warning

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
New River Gorge [WV] New River n/a Patricia Hachick
New River [WV] same but hopefully smaller n/a Chris Roberts
New [WV] bernies left line at double z n/a troy fultz
New [WV] New River Relief Map, designed for 11x17 printing n/a Bill Kirby
New River Gorge [WV] Middle Keeney 5.5' Karl Whipp
New [WV] Good to the last drop 9.9 ft wreeves
New [WV] New River Gorge Superintendent Cal Hite n/a Kevin Colburn
New [WV] Upper Railroad on the New n/a Matt Muir
New River [AZ] test photo n/a Ryan Groth
2y109d22h40m /New-6. New River Gorge: Cunard to Fayette Station [WV] Hook 99, Story Behind the Plaque 1330 cfs Jeff Macklin
3y159d18h10m /New-6. New River Gorge: Cunard to Fayette Station [WV] Splat! n/a Carson Wright
6y126d18h25m /New-6. New River Gorge: Cunard to Fayette Station [WV] New River Gorge 2.90 ft Thomas O'Keefe
7y186d21h25m /New-6. New River Gorge: Cunard to Fayette Station [WV] Trey Barrow below the Meat Grinder 0.34 ft Hugh Barrow
8y298d13h13m /New-6. New River Gorge: Cunard to Fayette Station [WV] L Keeney - Karl Davis 3.00 ft karl davis
8y298d13h29m /New-6. New River Gorge: Cunard to Fayette Station [WV] Gloomy and still beautiful day in the gorge:) n/a karl davis
9y81d21h56m /New-6. New River Gorge: Cunard to Fayette Station [WV] Lower Keeney 5 foot n/a karl davis
9y83d18h17m /New-6. New River Gorge: Cunard to Fayette Station [WV] Lower Keeney 1 foot n/a karl davis
9y350d17h39m @New 14. New River Gorge: Cunard to Fayette Station [WV] Account of 02/11/10 n/a n/a
9y359d12h36m Mellow Ledge [WV] Mystery Move 4300 cfs Harry A. Marinakis, M.D.
9y362d04h05m New Ruver Gorge [WV] Mystery Move at Mellow Ledge low runnable level Harry A. Marinakis, M.D.