Gauge Description:

The gage at Burrell's Ford bridge is approximately six miles downstream of the takeout.  There are two staff gages now that the USGS installed a full gaging station.  The one on the upstream piling is the one linked to the internet.  A reading on the upstream gage of 1.8 is approximately equal to the arbitrary FS minimum level of 350 cfs.  Minimum boatable levels are around 1.5 ft and upper limits are likely around 2.8 ft on the upper gage.

Correlation information is needed to develop better guidelines. If you are visiting Burrell's Ford, please report readings on the upstream staff gage below the bridge (date, time, level) on the SC side using the "Add a Comment" button at the bottom of this page.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
CHATTOOGA RIVER AT BURRELLS FORD, NR PINE MTN, GA
usgs-02176930 1000 - 1200 cfs III-V 00h21m ~ 835 cfs (running)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
0 - 350 cfs extremely Low-barely Low IV-V gauge is important or has warning Due to an arbitrary decision by the Forest Service, the river is not boatable unless the river has previously exceeded 350 cfs the same day.
350 - 500 cfs barely runnable-perfect runnable III-V gauge is important or has warning Due to an arbitrary decision by the Forest Service, the river is not boatable unless the river has previously exceeded 350 cfs the same day.
350 -1200 cfs barely runnable-high runnable III-V gauge is important or has warning
1000 -1200 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable IV-V gauge is important or has warning
1200 -2000 cfs somewhat High-somewhat High IV-V(V+) gauge is important or has warning Above 1500 it may not be possible to stop above the Log Jamb or portage at the end of the allyway

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
@Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [NC] Beast Above 0 cfs Brian and Maria Jacobson
@Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge Beast below 0 cfs Brian and Maria Jacobson
[ ] Sec. 00 Gorge n/a brian nelson
Chattooga [NC] Headwaters Trespassing Sign n/a Ben VanCamp
Chattooga [NC] Chattooga Headwaters n/a Kevin Colburn
5y38d20h28m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [NC] Account of 01/13/14 0 cfs Brian and Maria Jacobson
5y38d20h36m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [NC] Account of 01/13/14 0 cfs Brian and Maria Jacobson
5y39d02h34m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [NC] Whoa Nelly! 0 cfs Brian and Maria Jacobson
5y39d02h40m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [NC] Whoa Nelly! 0 cfs Brian and Maria Jacobson
5y39d02h40m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [NC] Whoa Nellie! 1500 cfs Brian and Maria Jacobson
5y350d20h18m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge Welcome to the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River 0 cfs Kevin Colburn
6y32d23h19m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [NC] Cool Pool Below 750 cfs Brian and Maria Jacobson
6y35d23h58m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [NC] Green Creek Trail 0 cfs Brian and Maria Jacobson
6y36d02h07m @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [NC] Green Creek Trailhead 0 cfs Brian and Maria Jacobson
> 10 years Chattooga Headwaters Management Plan Meeting [NC] (RM) Boating Ban Meeting #18 n/a Robert Maxwell
> 10 years Chattooga Headwaters Management Plan Meeting [NC] (RM) Boating Ban Meeting #3 n/a n/a
> 10 years @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [NC] Heart of Run 350 cfs Brian and Maria Jacobson
> 10 years @Chattooga Chattooga Cliffs - Grimshawes Bridge to Bull Pen Bridge [NC] Follow Logs to Left 1.5 (Burrells) Brian and Maria Jacobson
> 10 years Chattooga [NC] Chattooga Headwaters from the air n/a Mark Singleton
> 10 years Chattooga [NC] Class V 00 Sieve 2.6 US76,.85 overfl Brent Steadman