Gauge Description:

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.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
MIDDLE BRANCH ESCANABA RIVER AT HUMBOLDT, MI
usgs-04057800 120 - 420 cfs II-III 01h45m ~ 54.9 cfs (too low)
gauge class 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.
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
0 - 66 cfs extremely Low-somewhat Low II-III gauge is important or has warning Likely too low for reasonable whitewater run. (We need your input! Add a comment about gauge reading and corresponding runnability/difficulty of this run.)
66 - 120 cfs somewhat Low-barely Low II-III gauge is important or has warning Possible ELF (Extreme Low Flow) run. (Possibly 100-160cfs). (We need your input! Add a comment about gauge reading and corresponding runnability/difficulty.)
120 - 210 cfs barely runnable-med runnable II-III gauge is important or has warning Likely low flow (possibly 160-280cfs). (We need your input! Add a comment about gauge reading and corresponding runnability/difficulty of this run.)
210 - 300 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable II-III gauge is important or has warning Possibly moderate flow (Possibly 280-400cfs). (We need your input! Add a comment about gauge reading and corresponding runnability/difficulty of this run.)
300 - 420 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable II-III gauge is important or has warning Possibly high flows. (Possibly 400-560cfs). (We need your input! Add a comment about gauge reading and corresponding runnability/difficulty of this run.)
420 - 600 cfs somewhat High-somewhat High II-III gauge is important or has warning Likely very high flows. (Possibly 560-800cfs). (We need your input! Add a comment about gauge reading and corresponding runnability/difficulty of this run.)
600 -2500 cfs somewhat High-extremely High II-III gauge is important or has warning Very likely excessive high flows.