Gauge Description:

If the Blackwater at Davis is over 500 cfs, there should be enough water for the North Fork. There is a visual gauge on the North Fork along the right bank just above a 3-4 foot ledge about 100 yards upstream of the first 40-foot falls. The gauge is broken off at 1.6. A good level for the North Fork is usually in the 1.4-1.6 range. I have run the North Fork as low as 1.1 but it is most fun at 1.3 and above. (See below for more.)

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
BLACKWATER RIVER AT DAVIS, WV
usgs-03066000 500 - 2000 cfs V+ 00h46m 96.9 cfs (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
0 - 500 cfs extremely Low-barely Low V+ gauge is important or has warning
500 -2000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable 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
Blackwater, North Fork [WV] Double Indemnity 1.9' Mike Vanderberg
[ ] Worlds Ugliest Rapid n/a Jason Miller
Blackwater [WV] Droppin Douglas n/a Robert Miller
Blackwater, North Fork [WV] NF Blackwater n/a Matt Muir
9y108d18h00m @Blackwater, North Fork Rt. 219 to confluence with Blackwater River [WV] Bear Slide n/a Mike Shallenberg
> 10 years Blackwater, North Fork [WV] NFB, low & manky 1.25 Brent Laubaugh
> 10 years Blackwater, North Fork [WV] Worlds Ugliest Rapid 1.7 Jason Miller
> 10 years Blackwater, North Fork [WV] Rainbow Room 420 Scott Abla
> 10 years Blackwater [WV] Rainbow Room 1.75 Kevin Williams
> 10 years North Fork of the Blackwater [WV] Boofing the NFB 1.6 Brent Laubaugh
> 10 years North Fork of the Blackwater [WV] Rainbow Room / Double Boof n/a Craig Wood