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Gauge Information

Gauge Description:

A gauge is just downstream and will accurately reflect flows in the park.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Turkey River above French Hollow Cr at Elkader, IA
usgs-05412020 300 - 5000 cfs I-II 00h21m 13800 cfs (too high)
Gauge (903 sq.mi. drainage) is just downstream, so will very accurately reflect flow in this park.
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
0 - 200 cfs extremely Low-somewhat Low I-II Likely too little flow for anything more than extremely tame play.
200 - 300 cfs somewhat Low-barely Low I-II Below recommended flow for designed features, but could offer tame play.
300 -1500 cfs barely runnable-med runnable II Good beginner-to-intermediate play range for main feature.
1500 -3000 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable II+ Big water, pushy, but great fun for strong experienced paddlers.
3000 -5000 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable III Play will become possible (for advanced boaters) below the boulder island. Expect it to be mostly 'catch on the fly' (no eddy).
5000 -9999 cfs barely High-extremely High I-II Too high. River is near/at/above flood stage. Features will be awash.

Report - Reports of Turkey Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) 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
4y53d06h43m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
4y53d06h48m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
4y62d05h57m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
4y62d11h26m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
4y62d11h38m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
4y62d11h39m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
4y62d11h41m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
4y65d04h48m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park Gobbler Wave 1040 cfs Tom Gifford
4y65d04h50m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
4y65d04h51m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
4y65d04h58m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
4y65d05h01m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
4y113d21h03m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Account of 05/31/14 low runnable level Andrew Meyer