Gauge Description:

the best gauge to check is the "dowd stick" gauge, a wood plank located at the top of the chute, just downstream of the confluence of the eagle and gore creek. pull-off highway 6 near the dowd junction I-70 interchange to peer down into the chute and to see the stick.

the difficulty of the chute varies with flow and roughly correlates to the following:

flow at avon (dowd stick reading) - class
? (< 2'-6") - III+
? (2'-6" to 4') - IV
? (4') - IV+
2000 (6') - IV++ (class V- skills)

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-09064600 250 - 4000 cfs IV 117d11h07m 43.2 cfs (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
250 -2000 cfs barely runnable-perfect runnable IV gauge is important or has warning
2000 -4000 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable IV+ gauge is important or has warning

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