Gauge Description:The gauge is located in Carlton GA, 18 miles south of Hwy 281. It will take the water 6 to 12 hours to hit the gauge.
2 foot is the minimum for this run. 3-4 foot is optimal for beginners. Levels above 6 foot the river takes on a totally different character and is better suited for more advanced paddlers.
Around 7 or 8 feet the outpost start shutting down trips, and the surfing starts to get nice!
At levels above 15 feet or so, large surf waves and holes abound, some have good eddies, many are caught on the fly. Roostertail Rapid at the end is an incredible sight and fairly intimidating with large standing waves and holes. At these levels, come with a bombproof roll or you will be looking for your boat in Augusta...(Alex Harvey, 2003)
The river has been run upwards of 20 feet or 17,000 cfs.
|BROAD RIVER ABOVE CARLTON, GA|
|usgs-02191300||300 - 20000 cfs||I-II(III)||15h16m||705 cfs (running)|
Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.
|broad [GA]||19233.bmp||2.80ft||alex brantley|
|broad [GA]||19234.jpeg||2.80||alex brantley|
|Broad River [GA]||3 falls at low water||n/a||Eddy Hicks|
|1y46d14h41m||/Broad River-US Route 281 to US Route 172 [GA]||David Huyck 1st descent||0 cfs||Charles David Huyck Jr.|
|> 10 years||Broad River [Ga]||Center line at 3 Falls||2.80||Eddy Hicks|
|> 10 years||[GA]||19235.bmp||n/a||alex brantley|
|> 10 years||Broad River [GA]||Another shot of first wave, Ashely||17,000 cfs||Alex Harvey|