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Gauge Information

Gauge Description:

The river can be run (sans-portage) as low as minus 12 on the Adako Bridge gauge. -3" to +6 inches are the preferred levels. Anything over a foot puts you into a class 5 day with big ledge holes. The gorge has been run much higher.

Wilson Creek is a tributary of Johns river, and the gauge is about 7 to 8 miles below the confluence. If the Johns river gauge is over about 750 cfs the river might be running.   According to the wilsonvisual database, when the Johns flow is between 750 & 800,  visuals have ranged from -3" to +8".

According to Regional Streamkeeper Chris Bell:
"Runnable when Johns River is at least 300 cfs and rising; 400-500 cfs on Johns River corresponds to approximately 0 on the painted Wilson Creek gauge. Keep in mind that Wilson Creek is a tributary to Johns River, and that the Johns River reading is a clue as to what was happening in the Gorge about twelve hours earlier."

 

The Johns River gauge is ~6 hours below the Gorge put-in.  Depending upon season & conditions, it takes ~8 to 14 hours for rain at Grandfather Meadows to reach the Johns gauge.

 

Note added by Garrick Taylor:

Go to either http://www.boatingbeta.com/cgi-bin/myflows.cgi or http://syotr.org/?s=l to find a virtual gauge based on an AFWS gauge located on Wilson Creek.  This virtual gauge is far more accurate than relying on the USGS gauge on the Johns River.

 

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
JOHNS RIVER AT ARNEYS STORE, NC
usgs-02140991 500 - 5000 cfs III-IV 00h28m 1100 cfs (running)
Go to http://www.boatingbeta.com/cgi-bin/myflows.cgi to see the Wilson Creek virtual gauge based on an AFWS gauge actually located on Wilson Creek. Much more
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
500 -5000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable III-IV

Report - Reports of Wilson Creek C) The Gorge: National Forest sign to parking area above Brown Mtn. Beach 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
Wilson Creek [NC] Good day on wilson -3? Michael Brown
Wilson CreekC) The Gorge: National Forest sign to parking area above Brown Mtn. Beach [ ] Greg in Razorback n/a Michael Dean
Wilson CreekC) The Gorge: National Forest sign to parking area above Brown Mtn. Beach [ ] Warning - Maytag n/a Gary Mitchell
Wilson's Creek [NC] 10 Foot Falls -12 Perry Landers
Wilson CreekC) The Gorge: National Forest sign to parking area above Brown Mtn. Beach [NC] Carnage-Boater's Group on Wilson's n/a Adam Garrett
Wilson Creek Gorge [NC] OUCH! n/a MtnFork1
Wilson Creek [NC] Boat-Buster @ 2.5ft 2.5ft+ Dana Culbreth and Will Hanna
Wilson Creek [NC] Wilson Creek n/a Matt Muir
63d11h58m /Wilson Creek-C) The Gorge: National Forest sign to parking area above Brown [NC] Wilson Creek Gorge 0 cfs Matt Jackson
63d15h14m /Wilson Creek-C) The Gorge: National Forest sign to parking area above Brown [NC] Approach to Ten Foot n/a Matt Jackson
336d20h53m /Wilson Creek-C) The Gorge: National Forest sign to parking area above Brown [NC] Boat Buster Rapid on Wilson Creek 1200 cfs Dennis Huntley
1y177d19h41m /Wilson Creek-C) The Gorge: National Forest sign to parking area above Brown [NC] Thunder Hole at +12 12 inches Dwight Nalbone
1y177d20h11m /Wilson Creek-C) The Gorge: National Forest sign to parking area above Brown [NC] Angry Lady of the Rock 12 inches Dwight Nalbone
1y177d20h11m /Wilson Creek-C) The Gorge: National Forest sign to parking area above Brown [NC] Fluffy Goodness at 10 Ft Falls 12 inches Dwight Nalbone
2y354d23h11m /Wilson Creek-C) The Gorge: National Forest sign to parking area above Brown [NC] Dennis Huntley at Razorback 750 cfs Dennis Huntley
3y163d23h01m /Wilson Creek-C) The Gorge: National Forest sign to parking area above Brown [NC] Dennis Huntley at the boof at Boat Buster 1000 cfs Dennis Huntley
3y163d23h14m /Wilson Creek-C) The Gorge: National Forest sign to parking area above Brown [NC] Dennis Huntley above Thunder Hole 1000 cfs Dennis Huntley
3y163d23h14m /Wilson Creek-C) The Gorge: National Forest sign to parking area above Brown [NC] Dennis Huntley at Stair Step, mistakenly called Triple Drop 1000 cfs Dennis Huntley
3y163d23h14m /Wilson Creek-C) The Gorge: National Forest sign to parking area above Brown [NC] Dennis Huntley on the left side of Razorback 1000 cfs Dennis Huntley
3y163d23h14m /Wilson Creek-C) The Gorge: National Forest sign to parking area above Brown [NC] Dennis Huntley on the right side of Razorback 1000 cfs Dennis Huntley

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