Gauge Description:

The gauge is just downstream of the run, therefore should very accurately portray flows in the course.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Cedar River at Charles City, IA
usgs-05457700 3500 - 5000 cfs II 69d01h55m ~ 650 cfs (running)
gauge class Mostly flatspins. Some elevated moves possible at the upper end of this range.
Gauge (1054 sq.mi. drainage) is in Charles City, so should accurately reflect water available at this location.
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
200 - 400 cfs barely runnable-med runnable II gauge is important or has warning Flat spins only
400 - 800 cfs barely runnable-med runnable II gauge is important or has warning Mostly flatspins. Some elevated moves possible at the upper end of this range.
800 -1800 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable II gauge is important or has warning Generally too shallow for loops, but getting more powerful for dynamic spins and low-angle moves.
1800 -3500 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable II gauge is important or has warning Moderate (perhaps 'optimum') flows. Excellent play. Vertical moves in Doc's Drop and Exit Exam.
3500 -5000 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable II gauge is important or has warning High (but playable) flows. Starting to get large logs flushing through.
5000 -7000 cfs somewhat High-somewhat High II gauge is important or has warning High, fast, no eddies! (Mostly 'catch-on-the-fly' surfs.)
7000 -20000 cfs somewhat High-somewhat High II gauge is important or has warning Bank full to flooding. Play features washed out. Very fast current. No easy exit from the water.

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
5y277d23h25m @Cedar Charles City Water Park [IA] DD @ 7250cfs 7250 cfs John R. Shultz
7y263d06h05m @Cedar Charles City Water Park (**Officially Open**) [IA] Dam Drop @ 1200 cfs 0 cfs Steve Weliver
7y263d06h07m @Cedar Charles City Water Park (**Officially Open**) [IA] Exit Exam @ 1200 cfs 0 cfs Steve Weliver
7y332d01h24m @Cedar Charles City Water Park (**Under Construction**) [IA] Doc's Drop Video 5500 cfs Steve Weliver
7y332d01h52m @Cedar Charles City Water Park (**Under Construction**) [IA] Dam Drop Video n/a Steve Weliver
7y345d01h22m @Cedar Charles City Water Park (**Under Construction**) [IA] Exit Exam n/a Steve Weliver
7y345d01h23m @Cedar Charles City Water Park (**Under Construction**) [IA] Doc's Drop n/a Steve Weliver
7y345d01h28m @Cedar Charles City Water Park (**Under Construction**) [IA] Overview n/a Steve Weliver
8y96d01h53m @Cedar Charles City Water Park (**Under Construction**) [IA] Doc's Drop_1 n/a Steve Weliver
8y121d23h10m @Cedar Charles City Water Park (**Under Construction**) [IA] Account of 10/23/10 0.00 ft Steve Weliver
8y121d23h27m @Cedar Charles City Water Park (**Under Construction**) [IA] Account of 10/23/10 0 cfs Steve Weliver
8y157d05h15m @Cedar Charles City: *Proposed* Water Park [IA] Account of 09/18/10 0 cfs Steve Weliver
8y157d05h23m @Cedar Charles City: *Proposed* Water Park [IA] 9/17/10 Construction 0 cfs Steve Weliver
8y157d05h27m @Cedar Charles City: *Proposed* Water Park 9/17/10 Construction 0 cfs Steve Weliver