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Gauge Information

Gauge Description:

Class IV at 4 ft (on the Ohiopyle gage). Fast, bigwater at 6 ft.
You can get a prediction of the weekend's level on the Yough by clicking here (usually updated Thursday).

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Youghiogheny River at Ohiopyle, PA
usgs-03081500 1.20 - 7.50 ft III-IV 00h39m 4.59 ft (running)
Arguably most difficult at 4-5'. Above 5', things begin to wash out, though there are some BIG holes and waves.

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
1.20 -2.00 ft barely runnable-med runnable III Below 1.8', Ohiopyle Falls is also runnable. See the description of that reach for the paddlers' guidelines.
2.00 -4.00 ft med runnable-a bit pushy runnable III
4.00 -7.50 ft a bit pushy runnable-high runnable III-IV Arguably most difficult at 4-5'. Above 5', things begin to wash out, though there are some BIG holes and waves.
7.50 -10.00 ft barely High-extremely High IV-V Above 7.5' the current and hydraulics become powerfully BIG. Flush downing is a concern if there's a swim.

Report - Reports of Youghiogheny 6. Lower 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.


When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
Youghiogheny [PA] Cucumber Rapid, 2.7' at Ohiopyle 2.7' 13206
Youghiogheny [PA] Charlie's Washing Machine 2.15 ft, 1150 cfs Patricia Hachick
Youghiogheny [PA] Keeping warm on chilly Yough run n/a Alex Junker
Youghiogheny [PA] Don Morin at Swimmers 1974 n/a Bill Kirby
Youghiogheny [PA] Lower Yough Relief Map (large file) n/a Bill Kirby
Youghiogheny [PA] Entrance Rapid low Jesse Sweat
Youghiogheny [PA] Stylin...! n/a Jesse Sweat
Yough [PA] The "Kegger" at swimmers low Elijah Landis
Youghiogheny [PA] The Plunge 3.5 Daniel Anderson
Lower Yough [PA] Snyder Strider n/a Julie Black
Lower Yough (Loop Section) [PA] Side Surfing Cucumber 2.1 ft Steve Kreim
Youghiogheny [PA] Who says the Lower Yough is no fun? 3' 11" Thomas Lord
Youghiogheny [PA] Cucumber B n/a Matthew Urdan
Youghiogheny, Lower [PA] Jump Rock n/a Matt Muir
Lower Youghiogheny [PA] Pirouette at Railroad Rapid n/a John Kobak
2y94d02h32m /Youghiogheny-6. Lower [PA] John @ Cucumber 0 cfs Matt Jackson
2y94d02h35m /Youghiogheny-6. Lower [PA] Nick @ River's End 0 cfs Matt Jackson
6y178d10h12m /Youghiogheny-6. Lower [PA] Yough 0 cfs Ed Berry
9y66d07h41m @Youghiogheny 6. Lower [PA] Account of 11/19/09 n/a Daniel Piesik
9y128d05h24m @Youghiogheny 6. Lower [PA] Swimmer's Hole n/a 0

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