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
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