Gauge Description:

See American, S. Fork Chili Bar (Route 193 to Coloma) for updated Flow Information

Water released at Chili Bar Dam takes about 2 hours to reach Marshall Gold Discovery State Park

A flow gauge at Chili Bar is maintained by PG&E. Flow information is distributed and stored by CDEC. You can obtain daily flow information in numeric form at this CDEC Chili Bar page. The gauge home page is at Chili Bar Gauge info. If there is no graph visible above, click on this link to a CDEC graph. Convenient flow information for almost all rivers in California and many other western states can be found at You can also call the River Store (530) 626-3435 or the El Dorado County Flow Phone at (530) 621-6616.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
cdec-CBR 600 - 12000 cfs II+ 02h25m 1234 cfs (running)
gauge class Best for beginners at the low end.
The gauge is about 6 miles upstream of Marshal Gold Park.
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
600 -12000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable II+ gauge is important or has warning Best for beginners at the low end.

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
@American, S. Fork 7. Coloma to Greenwood Creek [CA] Account of 11/07/13 0 cfs Kris Mehan
2y205d11h24m @American, S. Fork 7. Coloma to Greenwood Creek [CA] South Fork American Trip 1000 cfs Thomas O'Keefe