Gauge Description:

Gauge is located under the GA53 bridge on river left.
The absolute minimum is 0.8 on the bridge or 1.1 from the online gauge.
A realistic minimum is 0.95 on the bridge or 1.25 from the online gauge.

Online Gauge Information
There is a new online gauge for Amicolola. We are still gathering data for this gauge. Post levels in the comments section below.

Should the online gauge go down, gauge levels can be extrapolated using the following guidelines.

In late winter and spring with good west to east weather patterns, use the formula; (Etowah-Dawsonville gauge) + (Etowah-Canton gauge) X 0.08= Amicalola Guage.
This formula is reasonably accurate up to 1.8 and one to three days of moderate rain. At levels over 1.8 and after heavy prolonged rain, the formula should be used to gauge the minimum river level only. Actual levels could be 0.6-1.1 feet higher.

During late spring and summer when spotty rain patterns develop, the Canton gauge should be disregarded. When the Etowah-Dawsonville gauge reaches 6.0 or more and there has been rain within the last 24 hours, then the Amicalola should be at 0.85 or more. This information has been developed using a limited amount of data points. To further develop this formula, and to better correlate the online and bridge gauges at higher water, please report your runs to Amicalola Report
Please include the date, time, gauge reading, and any local rain activity.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
AMICALOLA CREEK NEAR DAWSONVILLE, GA.
usgs-02390000 1.00 - 3.50 ft II-III 00h54m 1.58 ft (running)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
1.00 -1.50 ft barely runnable-perfect runnable I-II(III) gauge is important or has warning
1.60 -2.50 ft med runnable-a bit pushy runnable II-III gauge is important or has warning
2.60 -3.50 ft a bit pushy runnable-high runnable II-III+ gauge is important or has warning
3.50 -6.00 ft barely High-extremely High III+(IV) 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
Amicalola Creek [GA] The Ledge n/a G simpson
Upper Amicalola [GA] The Ledge 1.0 Jim Osborne
5y315d19h28m /Amicalola Creek-Upper [GA] Surfs Up 1.80 ft Seth Scott
5y362d01h40m /Amicalola Creek-Upper [GA] Tonya Adams Punching surfers hole n/a Seth Scott
5y363d01h08m /Amicalola Creek-Upper [GA] Tee up! low runnable level Matt Muir
> 10 years Amicalola Creek [GA] The Play Hole 0.9 n/a
> 10 years Amicalola Creek [GA] Ledge before Steel Bridge 1.02 ft. Charles Spornick
> 10 years Amicalola Creek [GA] "Triple Drop" 1.02 Charles Spornick
> 10 years Amicalola Creek- Upper [Ga] Canoe Canoe? .9 Connie Logsdon