Gauge Description:

This creek rises and falls VERY quickly.  It's usually the first one in the area to go.  Be there when the rain stops (or is slowing).  ELF is around 250 with some scraping.  Upper runnable is unknown (current upper is based on highest known level that the creek has been run).

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
GUNPOWDER CR AT CAMP ERNST RD NR UNION, KY
usgs-03277075 250 - 3000 cfs I-II 00h52m 12.4 cfs (too low)
gauge class Probably too low for any meaningful whitewater experience.

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
0 - 175 cfs extremely Low-somewhat Low I-II gauge is important or has warning Probably too low for any meaningful whitewater experience.
175 - 250 cfs somewhat Low-barely Low I-II gauge is important or has warning ELF (Extreme Low Flow) runs possible; minor play on a few waves.
250 - 500 cfs barely runnable-med runnable II gauge is important or has warning Low boatable flows.
500 -1000 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable II+ gauge is important or has warning Nice, solid Class II level.
1000 -1500 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable II+ gauge is important or has warning Moderate, high flows. Faster water; bigger waves.
1500 -3000 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable II-III gauge is important or has warning High, fast levels. Caution urged. Not for beginners.
3000 -10000 cfs somewhat High-extremely High none gauge is important or has warning (Near) Record flows. Extreme caution is urged.

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When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
> 10 years @Gunpowder Creek Camp Ernst Road to Dale Williamson Rd. (7.5 miles) [KY] Account of 06/19/10 n/a Jeff Jones
> 10 years Gunpowder Creek [KY] Lots of fun at 1000 cfs 1026 cfs Chris Shively