Gauge Description:

River is friendly at levels below 3.75 feet. Difficulty picks up as it approaches 4 feet and above.  Advanced and Intermediate boaters with good rolls are comfortable at higher flows. The minimum of 2.2 represents very low flow that only occurs after a prolonged dry period.

Highest known run is 19.3 feet or so.

 

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
POTOMAC RIVER NEAR WASH, DC LITTLE FALLS PUMP STA
usgs-01646500 2.40 - 5.00 ft II-III(IV) 01h00m 3.4 ft (running)
gauge class

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
2.40 -2.75 ft barely runnable-med runnable II-III(IV) gauge is important or has warning
2.75 -4.10 ft med runnable-a bit pushy runnable II-III(IV) gauge is important or has warning
4.10 -5.00 ft a bit pushy runnable-high runnable II-III(IV) 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.