Gauge Description:

The gage is at Burrell's Ford bridge.  There are two staff gages now that the USGS installed a full gaging station.  The one on the upstream piling is the one linked to the internet.  A reading on the upstream gage of 1.8 is approximately equal to the arbitrary FS minimum level of 350 cfs.  Minimum boatable levels are 1.4 ft and upper limits are likely around 2.8 ft on the upper gage.

Correlation information is needed to develop better guidelines. If you are visiting Burrell's Ford, please report readings on the upstram staff gage below the bridge (date, time, level) on the SC side using the "Add a Comment" button at the bottom of this page.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
CHATTOOGA RIVER AT BURRELLS FORD, NR PINE MTN, GA
usgs-02176930 1000 - 2000 cfs II-V 00h38m ~ 260 cfs (running)
gauge class Due to an arbitrary decision by the Forest Service, the river is not boatable unless the river has previously exceeded 350 cfs the same day.

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
0 - 200 cfs extremely Low-barely Low II-V gauge is important or has warning Due to an arbitrary decision by the Forest Service, the river is not boatable unless the river has previously exceeded 350 cfs the same day.
200 -1000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable II-V gauge is important or has warning Due to an arbitrary decision by the Forest Service, the river is not boatable unless the river has previously exceeded 350 cfs the same day.
200 - 350 cfs barely runnable-med runnable II-V gauge is important or has warning Due to an arbitrary decision by the Forest Service, the river is not boatable unless the river has previously exceeded 350 cfs the same day.
1000 -2000 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable IV-V gauge is important or has warning
2000 -10000 cfs barely High-extremely High IV-V(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
Chattooga @Rock Gorge - Burrell's Ford to Lick Log Creek [GA] Account of 02/11/19 n/a Matt Jackson
Chattooga @Rock Gorge - Burrell's Ford to Lick Log Creek [GA] Account of 02/03/19 n/a Matt Jackson
Chattooga [GA] cliff n/a Kevin Pickens
Chattooga [GA] (RM) No Boating Above Hwy 28 n/a Robert Maxwell
Chattooga [GA] Big Bend Falls 1.6-1.6 at Burls Brian and Maria Jacobson
Chattooga [GA] One of the Drops in the Rock Gorge Runnable Milt Aitken
Chattooga Section 1 [GA] Big Bend Falls n/a Don Kinser
67d09h16m @Chattooga Rock Gorge - Burrell's Ford to Lick Log Creek [SC] Gorge Scenery n/a Matt Jackson
84d06h48m @Chattooga Rock Gorge - Burrell's Ford to Lick Log Creek [SC] Rock Gorge 0 cfs Matt Jackson
84d08h02m @Chattooga Rock Gorge - Burrell's Ford to Lick Log Creek [SC] Portaging Wood on Section 1 0 cfs Matt Jackson
84d13h38m @Chattooga Rock Gorge - Burrell's Ford to Lick Log Creek [SC] Approach to Harvey Wallbanger 0 cfs Matt Jackson
6y66d06h53m @Chattooga Rock Gorge - Burrell's Ford to Highway 28 Bridge [SC] Account of 01/19/13 0 cfs Brian and Maria Jacobson
6y66d07h00m @Chattooga Rock Gorge - Burrell's Ford to Highway 28 Bridge [SC] Account of 01/19/13 0 cfs Brian and Maria Jacobson
7y9d19h24m @Chattooga Rock Gorge - Burrell's Ford to Highway 28 Bridge [GA] Rock Gorge Takout 0 cfs Brian and Maria Jacobson
9y133d08h07m @Chattooga Rock Gorge - Burrells Ford to Highway 28 Bridge [GA] USFS Sign n/a Brian and Maria Jacobson
> 10 years Chattooga [GA] Maytag Line 1.5 (Burls) Brian and Maria Jacobson
> 10 years Chattooga [NC] (RM) Boating Ban Sticker n/a Robert Maxwell
> 10 years Chattooga [GA] Chattooga Section 1 Big Bend n/a Mark Singleton