Old browser warning

Site look funky?  Your browser is either Internet Explorer (hit refresh (F5) several times due to a bug in Microsoft's code that we can't work around) or is 10 years old and standards-based layouts and styling confuse it.   Consider updating.  One excellent option is Mozilla Firefox, versions of which are available for Linux, Mac and Windows. Safari 1.0+ and IE 6.0+ are also supported.

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 II+ 00h50m 2030 cfs (running)
Big water, pushy, but great fun for strong experienced paddlers.
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
3y323d10h11m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
3y323d10h16m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
3y332d09h25m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
3y332d14h54m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
3y332d15h06m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
3y332d15h07m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
3y332d15h09m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
3y335d08h16m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park Gobbler Wave 1040 cfs Tom Gifford
3y335d08h18m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
3y335d08h19m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
3y335d08h26m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
3y335d08h29m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Elkader Whitewater Park n/a Tom Gifford
4y19d00h31m @Turkey River Elkader Whitewater Park (PnP) [IA] Account of 05/31/14 low runnable level Andrew Meyer