Flow is moderated by dams upstream of run thus increasing the window of runnability slightly.
Gauging is visual from CR553 bridge. If it looks like enough water to float your boat here, the run should be fine. At high flows, this run will be a real hands-full. With low-to-moderate flow the run is much more forgiving. Many boaters will do the lower as a continuation of the upper run. While this lower section is much easier (lacking any big falls as the upper section has), the two sections have similar recommended flows.
|MIDDLE BRANCH ESCANABA RIVER AT HUMBOLDT, MI|
|usgs-04057800||120 - 420 cfs||II-III||01h45m||~ 54.9 cfs (too low)|
|Likely too low for reasonable whitewater run. (We need your input! Add a comment about gauge reading and corresponding runnability/difficulty of this run.)|
Ref.gauge (M.Br.Escanaba, 46sq.mi.) may provide some correlation (not assured). Flow here could be ~1.33-1.5 times gauge.
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