Gauge Description:

See discussion in the river description below.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
FRENCH BROAD RIVER AT MARSHALL
hads-MARN7 0.50 - 999.00 ft III-IV 03h24m ~ 2.53 ft (running)
gauge class runnable
Alternative to USGS Gauge
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
0.50 -999.00 ft barely runnable-high runnable III-IV gauge is important or has warning runnable
FRENCH BROAD RIVER AT MARSHALL, NC
usgs-03453500 700 - 7000 cfs III-IV 00h25m ~ 2740 cfs (running)
gauge class 1200 is a reasonable minimum for the section from Stackhouse to Hot springs

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
350 - 700 cfs somewhat Low-barely Low III-IV gauge is important or has warning Boaters may opt for E.L.F. (Extreme Low Flow) runs as low as 350, but expect a lot of scraping.
700 -1250 cfs barely runnable-med runnable III-IV gauge is important or has warning 700 is a reasonable minimum from Barnard to Stackhouse
1251 -3500 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable III-IV gauge is important or has warning 1200 is a reasonable minimum for the section from Stackhouse to Hot springs
3501 -7000 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable III-IV 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
French Broad @9. Barnard to Hot Springs [NC] Account of 02/07/19 n/a Matt Jackson
French Broad Section 9 [NC] Pillow Rock Rapid n/a ppodgorski
French Broad Section 9 [NC] Judith At Pillow Rock Rapid n/a ppodgorski
French Broad Sec. 9 [NC] 1400 cfs Foster Lander
[NC] French Broad River Cleanup n/a Mark Singleton
French Broad [NC] Katie going airborne 1800 cfs Andy Travis
French Broad [NC] Lori & Dean Geis at Kayakers Ledge n/a Sutton Bacon
1y52h58m /French Broad-9. Barnard to Hot Springs [NC] French Broad cfs graph 0 cfs John Pilson
4y292d13h57m French Broad-9. Barnard to Hot Springs wenatchee 0.00 ft corey hughes
4y294d18h23m French Broad-9. Barnard to Hot Springs Account of 08/02/14 0 cfs James Johannemann
5y219d01h53m /French Broad-9. Barnard to Hot Springs [NC] Main line through Rebar 1500 cfs Lee H Thonus
5y227d01h53m @French Broad 9. Barnard to Hot Springs [NC] Rebar Rapid 3250 cfs Lee H Thonus
5y233d02h23m @French Broad 9. Barnard to Hot Springs [NC] Big Pillow 1640 cfs Lee H Thonus
5y238d18h21m /French Broad-9. Barnard to Hot Springs [NC] Surfing Sandy Bottom 0 cfs Lee H Thonus
5y238d18h21m /French Broad-9. Barnard to Hot Springs [NC] Pit Stop 0 cfs Lee H Thonus
5y238d22h14m /French Broad-9. Barnard to Hot Springs [NC] Ledges 0 cfs Lee H Thonus
5y238d22h14m /French Broad-9. Barnard to Hot Springs [NC] Pinball 0 cfs Lee H Thonus
5y238d22h14m /French Broad-9. Barnard to Hot Springs [NC] Pinball 0 cfs Lee H Thonus
5y238d22h14m /French Broad-9. Barnard to Hot Springs [NC] Pig Pillow 0 cfs Lee H Thonus
5y238d22h27m /French Broad-9. Barnard to Hot Springs [NC] Ledges 0 cfs Lee H Thonus