Gauge Description:

The above gauge is the converted gauge for Fayette Station. The base for the conversion is Thurmond which is several miles upstream of the Dries.

Another way to guesstimate the level is to take the flow at Kanawha Falls and subtract the level at Gauley above Belva. Then subtract the maximum amount diverted by Hawk's Nest Dam (10,000 cfs). Be aware that sometimes the dam does not divert the maximum amount.

The minimum flow for the Dries is about 1,000 cfs. The maximum is dependent on your skill level. As the flow approaches and goes above 5,000 cfs big holes develop and the run becomes much more difficult.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
NEW RIVER AT THURMOND, WV
usgs-03185400 10500 - 40000 cfs III-IV(V) 12h58m 2420 cfs (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
10500 -40000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable III-IV(V) gauge is important or has warning The Hawks Nest Project typically diverts 10,000 cfs, so 10,500 on this gage is around 500 in the Dries. There is a 4 hour travel time from this gage to the Dri
NEW RIVER BELOW HAWKS NEST DAM, WV
usgs-380649081083301 4.75 - 18.00 ft III-IV(V) 12h58m 4.35 ft (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
4.75 -18.00 ft barely runnable-high runnable III-IV(V) gauge is important or has warning 4.75 ft = around 500 cfs 6.75 ft = around 2500 cfs 12 ft = around 14,000 cfs 16 ft = around 28,000 cfs

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 @15. New River Dries: Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge [WV] Account of 07/01/19 n/a Kevin Colburn
New @15. New River Dries: Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge [WV] Account of 07/01/19 n/a Kevin Colburn
New @15. New River Dries: Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge [WV] Account of 07/01/19 n/a Kevin Colburn
New @15. New River Dries: Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge [WV] Account of 07/01/19 n/a Kevin Colburn
New @15. New River Dries: Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge [WV] Account of 07/01/19 n/a Kevin Colburn
New @15. New River Dries: Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge [WV] Account of 07/01/19 n/a Kevin Colburn
New @15. New River Dries: Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge [WV] Account of 07/01/19 n/a Kevin Colburn
New @15. New River Dries: Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge [WV] Account of 07/01/19 n/a Kevin Colburn
New @15. New River Dries: Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge [WV] Account of 06/26/19 n/a Kevin Colburn
New @15. New River Dries: Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge [WV] Account of 06/26/19 n/a Kevin Colburn
New River Dries [WV] Starting the Helix 45000 @ Thurmond Brian Jennings
New River AF (Dries) [WV] Drys put-in wave 17.4 feet - huge BradR
2y29d15h42m /New-7. New River Dries - Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge [WV] New River Scouting Trip 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
5y221d18h53m /New-7. New River Dries - Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge [WV] Stage to CFS conversion, High Flow n/a Jeff Macklin
5y221d19h15m /New-7. New River Dries - Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge [WV] Stage to CFS conversion, Low Flow n/a Jeff Macklin
6y49d23h42m /New-7. New River Dries - Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge New River Dries Put In at 1000cfs 1000 cfs Kevin Colburn
6y50d21h42m /New-7. New River Dries - Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge Flow Study participants at Landslide Rapid, 500cfs 500 cfs Kevin Colburn
6y50d21h42m /New-7. New River Dries - Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge Rafting through the Boulders 500 cfs Kevin Colburn
6y50d23h42m /New-7. New River Dries - Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge Creeky optional line at 500cfs. 500 cfs Kevin Colburn
6y50d23h42m /New-7. New River Dries - Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge New River Dies Put-In 500 cfs Kevin Colburn