Gauge Description:

Gauge located at NFS Richland Creek Campground bridge. Can be run a little below 3.0 feet but the shoals in the first 2 miles are very shallow. Starts to get real pushy above 5 feet. Time to check out the tributary creeks!

This gauge measures the flow of both Richland and Falling Water. Isolated rain events may make one runnable when the other is dry.

A painted gauge is located at the put-in bridge, measured in inches of airspace. Here is a the correlation assuming general rain event

Inches of airspace
Feet on take-out
USGS gauge
26-24 2.5 - 2.8 Real low, plan to lose plastic
23-20 2.9 - 3.2 Bony low
18-14 3.5 - 4.0 Optimum
4.0 - 4.5  
  Optimum plus
6-0 4.5 - 5.5 Getting pushy
0 and over
the bridge
>5.5 Big Flood Water. Go Creekin'!

Check out the level predictor chart to help estimate levels up to 2 days later.


Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Richland Creek near Witts Spring, AR
usgs-07055875 3.00 - 6.00 ft III-IV+ 10h50m 1.55 ft (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
3.00 -6.00 ft barely runnable-high runnable III-IV+ gauge is important or has warning

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