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.
|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.
Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.