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.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
NEW RIVER BELOW HAWKS NEST DAM, WV
usgs-380649081083301 1.00 - 10.50 ft III-IV(V) 00h56m ~ 10.22 ft (running)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
1.00 -10.50 ft barely runnable-high runnable III-IV(V) gauge is important or has warning

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
New River Dries [WV] Starting the Helix 45000 @ Thurmond Brian Jennings
New River AF (Dries) [WV] Drys put-in wave 17.4 feet - huge BradR
1y220d02h41m /New-7. New River Dries - Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge [WV] New River Scouting Trip 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
5y47d05h52m /New-7. New River Dries - Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge [WV] Stage to CFS conversion, High Flow n/a Jeff Macklin
5y47d06h14m /New-7. New River Dries - Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge [WV] Stage to CFS conversion, Low Flow n/a Jeff Macklin
5y240d10h41m /New-7. New River Dries - Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge New River Dries Put In at 1000cfs 1000 cfs Kevin Colburn
5y241d08h41m /New-7. New River Dries - Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge Flow Study participants at Landslide Rapid, 500cfs 500 cfs Kevin Colburn
5y241d08h41m /New-7. New River Dries - Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge Rafting through the Boulders 500 cfs Kevin Colburn
5y241d10h41m /New-7. New River Dries - Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge Creeky optional line at 500cfs. 500 cfs Kevin Colburn
5y241d10h41m /New-7. New River Dries - Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge New River Dies Put-In 500 cfs Kevin Colburn
6y175d05h51m /New-7. New River Dries - Hawks Nest Dam to Gauley Bridge New River Dries and Hawks Nest Dam 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
> 10 years New [WV] Landslide at Low Water 1500 cfs (5') John Petretich
> 10 years New [WV] Mile Long - Low Water Bottom of Rapid 10000 @ Thurmond John Petretich
> 10 years New River Dries [WV] Surfing a fun wave at lower water 4.0CottonHill Bridge Paul Lange
> 10 years New River [WV] Why The Dries are Dry n/a John Petretich
> 10 years New River Dries [WV] New River Dries 10ft Bryan Tudor
> 10 years New River Dries [WV] New River Dries 10ft Bryan Tudor
> 10 years New River Dries [WV] Air Blunt on Put-in Wave 17.4' Brian Rahall
> 10 years new river dries [wv] pan am 44,000 cfs Andrew Slater
> 10 years The Dries [WV] LOOP 17300 cfs Andrew Slater