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Gauge Information

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 200 - 2000 cfs II-V 00h37m 322 cfs (running)
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.

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
0 - 200 cfs extremely Low-barely Low II-V 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 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 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
2000 -10000 cfs barely High-extremely High IV-V(V+)

Report - Reports of Chattooga Rock Gorge - Burrell's Ford to Lick Log Creek and related gauges

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

Reports

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
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
5y304d18h51m @Chattooga Rock Gorge - Burrell's Ford to Highway 28 Bridge [SC] Account of 01/19/13 0 cfs Brian and Maria Jacobson
5y304d18h58m @Chattooga Rock Gorge - Burrell's Ford to Highway 28 Bridge [SC] Account of 01/19/13 0 cfs Brian and Maria Jacobson
6y248d06h22m @Chattooga Rock Gorge - Burrell's Ford to Highway 28 Bridge [GA] Rock Gorge Takout 0 cfs Brian and Maria Jacobson
9y6d20h05m @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