Gauge Description:

A spray painted staff gage (thanks Rob!) is located at the take-out on Hwy 129 at the Yellow Creek & Cheoah confluence. It is upstream on river left of the culvert -- best seen from upstream river right. 0" is the base of the culvert. It was running 5" when painted, so the gage actually starts at 6" and caps out at 5ft. The marks are in 2" increments.

At this time our best guess for reading the gage is as follows:
1 foot: bare minimum
1.2 : nice low
1.4 : med
1.6 and up: high

Please help dial this gage in: report your runs!

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
CHEOAH RIVER NR BEARPEN GAP NR TAPOCO, NC
usgs-0351706800 300 - 600 cfs IV-V 01h13m 876 cfs (too high)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
300 - 600 cfs barely runnable-high runnable IV-V gauge is important or has warning Reference gauge - USE WITH CAUTION. See write-up for more info.

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
Yellow Creek @SR 1242 to Cheoah/ US 129 [NC] Account of 11/25/19 n/a paul hubbard
[NC] yellow creek on 17 may 2009 1ft Tim Boring
Yellow Creek [NC] One of the drops below the falls Medium Kevin Colburn
1y223d01h18m /Yellow Creek-SR 1242 to Cheoah/ US 129 [NC] One of the final drops 0 cfs Matt Jackson
1y223d01h19m /Yellow Creek-SR 1242 to Cheoah/ US 129 [NC] Beneath the Falls n/a Matt Jackson
1y337d00h14m /Yellow Creek-SR 1242 to Cheoah/ US 129 [NC] Yellow Creek 2ft n/a Matt Jackson
1y339d06h00m /Yellow Creek-SR 1242 to Cheoah/ US 129 [NC] Yellow Creek 2ft n/a Matt Jackson
6y77d04h28m /Yellow Creek-SR 1242 to Cheoah/ US 129 [NC] Account of 01/12/14 n/a Dylan Lamar Davis
6y77d04h33m /Yellow Creek-SR 1242 to Cheoah/ US 129 [NC] Account of 01/12/14 n/a Dylan Lamar Davis
6y77d04h41m /Yellow Creek-SR 1242 to Cheoah/ US 129 [NC] Account of 01/12/14 high runnable Dylan Lamar Davis
6y78d19h41m /Yellow Creek-SR 1242 to Cheoah/ US 129 [NC] Account of 01/11/14 n/a Dylan Lamar Davis
6y78d19h54m /Yellow Creek-SR 1242 to Cheoah/ US 129 [NC] Account of 01/11/14 n/a Dylan Lamar Davis
6y78d20h22m /Yellow Creek-SR 1242 to Cheoah/ US 129 [NC] Account of 01/11/14 n/a Dylan Lamar Davis
6y78d20h30m /Yellow Creek-SR 1242 to Cheoah/ US 129 [NC] Account of 01/11/14 n/a Dylan Lamar Davis
6y78d20h41m /Yellow Creek-SR 1242 to Cheoah/ US 129 [NC] Account of 01/11/14 n/a Dylan Lamar Davis
6y78d20h49m /Yellow Creek-SR 1242 to Cheoah/ US 129 [NC] Account of 01/11/14 n/a Dylan Lamar Davis
6y78d21h02m /Yellow Creek-SR 1242 to Cheoah/ US 129 [NC] Account of 01/11/14 n/a Dylan Lamar Davis
6y78d21h06m /Yellow Creek-SR 1242 to Cheoah/ US 129 [NC] Account of 01/11/14 n/a Dylan Lamar Davis
6y78d21h10m /Yellow Creek-SR 1242 to Cheoah/ US 129 [NC] Account of 01/11/14 n/a Dylan Lamar Davis
6y78d21h29m /Yellow Creek-SR 1242 to Cheoah/ US 129 [NC] Account of 01/11/14 n/a Dylan Lamar Davis