Look for the Chattooga to be over 2 feet, or after a good rain. Stekoa Creek will rise faster than Chattooga so it could be running when Chattooga is lower than 2 feet, but if under 2 feet after some rain.
There is a paddler's gage on East Wolf Creek road off of 76 east on the the river right side of bridge with 1.0 feet being a minimum, and not sure what for a maximum. But I would advice getting on Stekoa Creek much above 2 to 3 feet on wolf creek bridge gage. Yes the Upper 4 miles would be better, but the lower mile before the Chattooga would be very difficult and hard to stop.
I painted a paddler's gage on the new Hwy 441 southbound bridge over Stekoa on 7/14/07. To see it, you'll need to park on Rickman Airfield Road, carefully cross 441 to the median between the north and southbound bridges. The gage is on the southbound bridge river right, downstream pilon. Please report your levels and low, medium and high info so we can dial this gage in and develop a correlation. E-mail info to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. -- Thanx -- Rob Maxwell
|CHATTOOGA RIVER NEAR CLAYTON, GA|
|usgs-02177000||2.00 - 10.00 ft||II-V(V+)||12h22m||1.27 ft (too low)|
Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.
|Stekoa Creek [GA]||Taylor Shoals||2.1||Logan James|
|8y109d23h33m||/Stekoa Creek-Timber Bluff Road off US Route 76 to Chattooga River [GA]||really big slide||n/a||152609|
|> 10 years||Stekoa Creek [GA]||Big Bend Rapid||2.1||Logan James|
|> 10 years||Stekoa Creek [GA]||Double Boof undercut on left||2.1||Logan James|
|> 10 years||Stekoa Creek [GA]||(RM) Stekoa Creek Gage||n/a||Robert Maxwell|