Gauge Description:

At this point I'm using an educated guess on minimum and maximum flows from the information provided on the USGS gauge link.

A simpler version might be if you can float down without scraping then its high enough to run. If the river is in the trees then it might be too high.

The USGS gauge is located on the downstream side of the bridge on Georgia Highways 17 and 75 at Helen, and 1.1 mi downstream from Smith Creek.

Drainage area 44.70 square miles
Gage datum 1,404.04 feet above sea level.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER AT HELEN, GA
usgs-02330450 100 - 2500 cfs I-II 00h55m 72.1 cfs (too low)
Gauge (Drainage = 44.7 sq.mi.) is not far downstream of the put-in for this reach, thus shows actual flow in this reach.
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
100 -2500 cfs barely runnable-high runnable I-II 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
Chattahoochee [GA] from the bridge 250 cfs Darien Fawkes
Chattahoochee [GA] Smith island rapid 1.5 feet wreeves