Gauge Description:

There is no gauge for the S. Fk. Tye itself, but there is a painted (RC) gauge on the N. Fk. Tye at the confluence. The gauge is on the Rt. 56 bridge over the North Fork Tye at Nash.

NEW: Now there is a USGS gauge downstream on the main Tye at Lovingston. This may help:
Tye River at Lovingston

If the North Fork is running, the South Fork may be worth a look. Use a visual check of the put-in rapids below the Rt. 56 bridge as a barometer of the creek's "runnability."

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-02027000 900 - 10000 cfs V 00h33m 69.3 cfs (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
900 -10000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable V gauge is important or has warning Upper limit for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.

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
South Fork of the Tye [VA] SFT Rapid n/a Hill Harman
S. Fork Tye River [VA] Jeff's Jolly, SFT ~2' Glen Piegari
S. Fork Tye [VA] Creek action, SFT ~2' Glen Piegari
South Fork Tye [VA] Fodderstep, from upstream n/a Gordon Dalton
South Fork Tye [VA] Fodderstep n/a Gordon Dalton
South Fork Tye [VA] Typical South Tye n/a Gordon Dalton
> 10 years Tye, South Fork [VA] n/a Stephen Browning
> 10 years Tye, South Fork [VA] Fodderstep n/a Gordon Dalton
> 10 years S. Fk. Tye [VA] Limbo-Log, SFT n/a Gordon Dalton