Gauge Description:The above gauge is the converted gauge for Fayette Station. The base for the conversion is Thurmond which is several miles upstream of the Dries.
Another way to guesstimate the level is to take the flow at Kanawha Falls and subtract the level at Gauley above Belva. Then subtract the maximum amount diverted by Hawk's Nest Dam (10,000 cfs). Be aware that sometimes the dam does not divert the maximum amount.
The minimum flow for the Dries is about 1,000 cfs. The maximum is dependent on your skill level. As the flow approaches and goes above 5,000 cfs big holes develop and the run becomes much more difficult.
|NEW RIVER BELOW HAWKS NEST DAM, WV|
|usgs-380649081083301||1.00 - 10.50 ft||III-IV(V)||00h31m||~ 14.68 ft (too high)|
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