Gauge Description:

Class IV at 4 ft (on the Ohiopyle gage). Fast, bigwater at 6 ft.
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Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Youghiogheny River at Ohiopyle, PA
usgs-03081500 1.20 - 7.00 ft III 00h30m ~ 2.33 ft (running)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
1.20 -2.00 ft barely runnable-med runnable III gauge is important or has warning 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 gauge is important or has warning
4.00 -7.00 ft a bit pushy runnable-high runnable III-IV gauge is important or has warning Arguably most difficult at 4-5'. Above 5', things begin to wash out, though there are some BIG holes and waves.
7.00 -10.00 ft barely High-extremely High IV-V gauge is important or has warning At and above 7.5' the current and hydraulics become powerfully BIG. Flush downing is a concern if there's a swim.

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