Gauge Description:Runnable from extremely low flows to high flood stage. Flow changes can be very dynamic due to hydropower operations.
For current conditions and planned operations go to SCE&G's Lower Saluda River - Current Operations website. The hydro plant can run from 1 turbine to 5 turbines. One turbine is about 800 cfs. Five turbines can go up to 20.000 cfs. The hole washes out around 5000 cfs. When it does there are other holes and waves opening up in Millrade Rapid (just upstream).
|SALUDA RIVER BELOW LK MURRAY DAM NR COLUMBIA, SC|
|usgs-02168504||700 - 20000 cfs||II-IV||00h20m||~ 787 cfs (running)|
Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.
|Saluda [SC]||"Throwin' ends" in the Pop-Up Hole||~4800cfs||Jeff Wilson|
|9y69d14h07m||Columbia [SC]||12,500 cfs. Gervais St wave & Mills Race Munch Madness||12500 cfs|
|> 10 years||saluda [SC]||pop-up hole throwing ends at low water.||500||Marty Peterson|
|> 10 years||Lower Saluda [SC]||Another Loop||4300cfs||Jeff Wilson|