Gauge Description:

Look for 1.5" or more rain at the Deer within the last 12-24 hours.

Also look for the Richland Creek gauge to be >3.5 ft and Buffalo at Boxley gauge to be > 4.5 ft.

Usually running if Falling Water Creek is, given a general rain on the area.


This virtual gauge is the average of the Richland and Boxley gauges.  Creek can be run down to 3.5 or lower by this gauge but will get scrapy, especially for the first mile or two. The lower gorges can be run at very low levels with some bumps and scrapes.


Check out the Richland Creek level predictor chart to help estimate levels up to 2 days later.


Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Little Buffalo
virtual-45503 4.00 - 8.00 ft III-IV(V+) 01h06m ~ 2.65 ft (too low)
Virtual Gauge. Average of Richland Creek and Buffalo at Boxley
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
4.00 -8.00 ft barely runnable-high runnable III-IV(V+) gauge is important or has warning

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