Gauge Description:

Even if there is a Scheduled Release from Deep Creek, see calendar on right under Events, there is still a chance that they may not do a release.
The level of Deep Creek Lake must be above the lower line of the
Rules Curve for today's date. If above the top curve they may have an unscheduled release.
Natural flow in the river effects the final level. To estimate what the bridge gauges may be after they do a release use the
UY Calculator

The power company at Deep Creek has agreed to notify boaters of upcoming unscheduled releases; call 315-413-2823 for the announcements, or link to and look in the upper right corner for the generator status (on or off) or left corner for "Whitewater Schedule".

The Deep Creek site reminds you that "all releases are subject to lake level conditions."
Unscheduled releases are always a possibility, especially when the weather and the water are warm. Check the Deep Creek Hydro website, or call 315-413-2823, for updates.

Releases in June, July, and August are 11am-2pm. Rest of the year, they are 10am-1pm. A special 6-hour release for the Upper Yough Race happens on the 4th Saturday of July, from 10am-4pm. (Confirm all of these release times with the latest info from Deep Creek Hydro.)

The water reaches the put-in about 2 hours after the release starts;  the water at the put-in begins to fall about 1.25 hours after the release ends.  Don’t linger on late afternoon runs:  the paddle out is long and flat . . . and that’s with water!  The end of the bubble reaches Lost and Found — the last major rapid — about 3 hours after the release ends;  it reaches the take-out in Friendsville about an hour later.  Don’t fall behind the bubble.

Sang Run = Friendsville usgs - 1.25 . Typical Summer release is 600 cfs, which brings the river to about 2.0' at Sang Run (3.2' Friendsville USGS).


Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-03076500 2.90 - 4.00 ft IV-V 00h20m 3.21 ft (running)
gauge class Rocky, Technical

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
2.90 -3.30 ft barely runnable-perfect runnable IV-V gauge is important or has warning Rocky, Technical
3.30 -3.50 ft med runnable-a bit pushy runnable IV-V gauge is important or has warning Good Level
3.50 -4.00 ft a bit pushy 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
Youghiogheny @3. Upper [MD] Account of 10/04/19 n/a Kevin Colburn
Youghiogheny [MD] Whitewater love n/a Alex Junker
Youghiogheny [MD] National Falls 2 n/a Nate Miller
[MD] upper yough race n/a Mark Singleton
Youghiogheny [MD] Tommy's Hole 2.1 Sam Baudoux
Youghiogheny [MD] Gun Barrel 2.1 Sam Baudoux
Upper Youghiogheny [MD] F-up Falls 2.0 ft Matt Muir
Upper Youghiogheny [MD] Charlie's Choice 2.3 ft Matt Muir
6y29d00h03m /Youghiogheny-3. Upper [MD] Mel's Toilet Bowl Siphon 2.50 ft Dave Kersey
6y280d23h03m /Youghiogheny-3. Upper [MD] Triple Drop to National 2.00 ft Jeff Macklin
8y220d18h37m /Youghiogheny-3. Upper [MD] John Kobak, Upper Yough n/a Hugh Barrow
> 10 years Tommy's Hole [MD] Tommy exiting "Tommy's" n/a Jeff Macklin
> 10 years [MD] Tommy exiting "Tommy's" 2.2 ft. @ Sang Run Jeff Macklin
> 10 years Youghiogheny-3. Upper [MD] Tommy exiting "Tommy's" 2.2 ft. @ Sang Run Jeff Macklin
> 10 years Upper Yough [MD] Wood in the Toilet Bowl! n/a Matt Muir
> 10 years Upper Yough [MD] UY Hazard, Winter Paddling Tip Low, 1.6' green gaug Jeff Macklin
> 10 years Upper Yough [WV] Brent Laubaugh hand paddling Time Warp 1.9 at Sang Run Jeff Macklin
> 10 years Youghiogheny [MD] Autumn, National Falls 2.0' on green gauge Jeff Macklin
> 10 years Youghiogheny [MD] Young Nathan catches some air at Cheeseburger 2.1' John Alden
> 10 years Youghiogheny [MD] Tim enters the Time Warp 2.3' John Alden