Gauge Description:

Visual inspection of rocky area directly under put-in bridge. If this area is runnable then run should be great. If it is scrapey then run will be scrapey. Best runs are in spring or after heavy rains.

Use Escanaba Middle Branch gauge as a rough estimate of runnability (Note: this section has been run later and at lower levels then other branches of the Escanaba.)

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
MIDDLE BRANCH ESCANABA RIVER AT HUMBOLDT, MI
usgs-04057800 100 - 800 cfs I-II(III) 01h15m ~ 24.3 cfs (too low)
gauge class Likely too low for decent whitewater run.
Referenced gauge (on other branch of the river) has just about half the drainage as this put-in, so flow could be ~2x gauge. Correlation not assured.
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
0 - 100 cfs extremely Low-barely Low I-II(III) gauge is important or has warning Likely too low for decent whitewater run.
100 - 300 cfs barely runnable-med runnable I-II gauge is important or has warning Likely low but boatable flow.
300 - 500 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable I-II gauge is important or has warning Likely good moderate flows.
500 - 800 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable I-II+(III) gauge is important or has warning Likely high-boatable flows.
800 -1500 cfs somewhat High-somewhat High II(III) gauge is important or has warning Likely to be getting big and pushy. Caution is urged.
1500 -3000 cfs somewhat High-extremely High II-III+ gauge is important or has warning (Near) Record flows. Utmost caution is urged.

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