Gauge Description:

Tellico at 4 feet and rising is a good indicator that Conasauga is running. It will run for 12 hours after 1.5 inch of rain in Tellico Plains. Will run 24 hrs after 2 inches.
At this rain data website, average Cherokee National Forest near Coker Creek rain totals with Tellico Plains rain totals to get an accurate depiction of the amount of rain that fell.

There is a foot gauge at the takeout. It is intervaled in inches. 14 inches is minimum, and maximum is probably around 24 inches. 10.5 square mile watershed, relatively flat above run. If you cannot fit under the takeout bridge without rolling over, then it is too high. At this level, the run is solid class 5, but fun if you can handle it.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
TELLICO RIVER AT TELLICO PLAINS, TN
usgs-03518500 5.00 - 8.00 ft III-IV(V+) 00h27m 1.01 ft (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
5.00 -8.00 ft barely runnable-high runnable III-IV(V+) gauge is important or has warning

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
Conasauga Creek [TN] (RM) Chutes & Ladders 12" Robert Maxwell
Conasauga Creek [TN] Jonah's Rock minus 3 inches Kirk Eddlemon
> 10 years Conasauga Creek [TN] Eddy above Chutes & Ladders 10 inches Trent Pearce