Gauge Description:

Visual. Hike in to Pewit's Nest to best gauge water levels.

With a drainage area of less than 10 square miles, you must be ready to jump as soon as the area is hit with heavy rains.
It is highly recommended to hike in to Pewit's Nest to carefully assess levels in the 'gorge' before deciding whether to put on.
In the unlikely event that the level is too high, kill a little time and it should probably drop to a more reasonable level in an hour or so! If Pewit's looks marginal (low), don't even think about trying the full run -- you might want to just carry in to 'park-and-huck' the gorge.

 

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
DEVILS LAKE NEAR BARABOO, WI
usgs-05404500 2.0 - 4.0 in/24h III-IV in/24h
Reference gauge is rain total for Devil's Lake. Look for 2"+ for POSSIBLE runnable flows.
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
0.0 -1.0 in/24h extremely Low-somewhat Low III-IV gauge is important or has warning Likely too low.
1.0 -2.0 in/24h somewhat Low-barely Low III-IV gauge is important or has warning Possibly runnable, but unlikely.
2.0 -3.0 in/24h barely runnable-perfect runnable III-IV gauge is important or has warning Likely runnable (likely low, if you get there quickly).
3.0 -4.0 in/24h perfect runnable-high runnable III-IV gauge is important or has warning Likely runnable (if you get there quickly).
4.0 -10.0 in/24h barely High-extremely High III-IV gauge is important or has warning Likely high (but will drop quickly).

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
> 10 years Skillet Creek, Pewitts Nest [WI] Last drop in Pewitts Nest n/a n/a
> 10 years Skillet Creek [WI] Pewitt's Nest, view from downstream n/a Steve Corsi