Gauge Description:

York Gauge in feet:  2.3 feet on York Gauge correlates to approximately 0 ft on the put in gauge located on the river left downstream adbument of the bridge. 2.3 ft is my minimum, some people will run it lower than that, but not much lower.  4.3 feet on York Gauge correlates to approximately 2.0 ft on the put in gauge. Above 5.0 feet on York Gauge would increase the overall river difficulty to Class III.  I'm not sure the highest level ever run, I've run it as high as 6.2 ft on York Gauge. At that level I would rate the river difficulty as Class IV.  

Because the Pleasureville gauge in cfs is more used by paddlers for this run and because York 4.3 seemed to be the top of medium runnable rather than the top of high runnable, the gauge has been changed to Pleasureville in cfs 280 - 400 low runnable; 400-840 cfs medium runnable; and 840-1280 cfs high runnable.  



 

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Codorus Creek at Pleasureville, PA
usgs-01575585 290 - 1500 cfs II(III) 00h48m ~ 226 cfs (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
290 - 400 cfs barely runnable-med runnable II(III) gauge is important or has warning
400 - 800 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable II(III) gauge is important or has warning
800 -1500 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable II(III) gauge is important or has warning
Codorus Creek near York, PA
usgs-01575500 2.50 - 5.20 ft II(III) 00h33m ~ 2.52 ft (running)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
2.50 -2.95 ft barely runnable-med runnable II(III) gauge is important or has warning
2.95 -4.30 ft med runnable-a bit pushy runnable II(III) gauge is important or has warning
4.30 -5.20 ft a bit pushy runnable-high runnable III gauge is important or has warning

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