Gauge Description:

Levels on this one can be hard to figure out, but it appears a gauge is being installed on Saint Mary's itself which should prove very helpful in the future.

When using the Tye gauge, look for 1100 when rising or 1500 on a falling gauge. The upper Tye drainage is close, but the gauge is far downstream so not that reliable. The dificulty of this stream is also influenced greatly by the level. If your in there at 2500 or more expect all the rapid ratings to bump up a notch and scouting and portaging to be very difficult.

The first attempt on this run was made at very high water and the first complete descent discribed below was done at a minimal flow. If you make a run please report the levels so we can get more data to and dial in the min and max levels more accurately.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-02027000 1100 - 2500 cfs IV(V) 00h55m 81.8 cfs (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
1100 -2500 cfs barely runnable-high runnable IV(V) 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
[VA] saint marys gorge 2 n/a John
Saint Mary's [VA] (AG) Typical boulder garden 100 yards upstream of St Mary's Falls not running Adam Goshorn
> 10 years Saint Mary's River [VA] St. Mary's River Gorge n/a Brandon Hughett
> 10 years Saint Mary's [VA] (JH) First Descent of Saint Mary's Falls low Adam Goshorn
> 10 years Saint Mary's [VA] (AG) St Mary's Falls at summer flow not running Adam Goshorn