Gauge Description:

Drainage: 958 sq.mi.
10% flow: 1,480 cfs
Alltime max: 14,300 cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
SNAKE RIVER NEAR PINE CITY, MN
usgs-05338500 500 - 4500 cfs I-II 00h50m 5750 cfs (too high)
gauge class Unusually high flows. Likely to 'wash out' most rapids. Waves may devolop and build in places. Will be big and pushy. Caution is urged.
Gauge (974 sq.mi. drainage) is at listed put-in, thus very accurately portrays flow in this reach.
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
0 - 500 cfs extremely Low-barely Low I-II gauge is important or has warning Likely too low for good whitewater experience on this reach. (May be paddled as flatwater trip, with sratchy shoals.)
500 -4500 cfs barely runnable-high runnable I-II gauge is important or has warning Likely good boatable flows. (We need your input! Add a comment or report regarding best flows.)
4500 -14000 cfs somewhat High-somewhat High I-II gauge is important or has warning Unusually high flows. Likely to 'wash out' most rapids. Waves may devolop and build in places. Will be big and pushy. Caution is urged.
14000 -20000 cfs somewhat High-extremely High I-II gauge is important or has warning (Near) Record high flows. Utmost caution is urged.

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When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
8y280d07h31m /Snake-C) Cross Lake to confluence with St. Croix R. [MN] Runnable with canoes and kids 1100 cfs roostrider@gmail.com