Gauge Description:

There are two release levels during the paddling season, scheduled West Fork releases are around 500 cfs and scheduled East Fork releases are around 700 cfs. 500 cfs is about the minimum flow to have fun, below this, the run is a scrape festival.

Check out the 3-day flow forecast (select "Nantahala Area" from the dropdown menu). A release schedule calendar is available on this page (a link on the right).

 

 

 

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
TUCKASEGEE RIVER AT BARKER'S CREEK, NC
usgs-03510577 500 - 5000 cfs II-III 00h34m ~ 2040 cfs (running)
Gauge is at the takeout for this section
gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
500 -5000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable II-III 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
Tuckasegee [NC] Dillsboro Powerhouse n/a Mark Singleton
Tuckasegee [NC] Double Drop n/a shane williams
Tuck [NC] Dillsboro Dam 2 n/a wreeves
2y280d22h32m @Tuckasegee Section 3. Dillsboro to Rt. 1392 (Barkers Creek) [NC] Tuckasegee rapids n/a tellicoee
3y8d01h47m @Tuckasegee Section 3. Dillsboro to Rt. 1392 (Barkers Creek) [NC] Dillsboro Drop 0 cfs tellicoee
6y226d16h19m @Tuckasegee Section 3. Dillsboro to Rt. 1392 (Barkers Creek) [NC] Sharkstooth Rapid 0 cfs Steve Pack
6y339d01h17m @Tuckasegee Section 3. Dillsboro to Rt. 1392 (Barkers Creek) [NC] Moonshot Rapid 800 cfs Steve Pack
6y339d01h17m @Tuckasegee Section 3. Dillsboro to Rt. 1392 (Barkers Creek) [NC] First Hole Rapid 800 cfs Steve Pack
6y359d05h05m @Tuckasegee Section 3. Dillsboro to Rt. 1392 Dillsboro Dam Site 0 cfs Mark Singleton
6y364d22h47m @Tuckasegee Section 3. Dillsboro to Rt. 1392 (Barkers Creek) [NC] Dillsboro Dam site 0 cfs Thomas O'Keefe
7y58d05h56m @Tuckasegee Section 3. Dillsboro to Rt. 1392 [NC] Take Out n/a Steve Pack
7y66d13h04m @Tuckasegee Section 3. Dillsboro to Rt. 1392 [NC] Double Drop n/a Steve Pack
7y67d12h34m @Tuckasegee Section 3. Dillsboro to Rt. 1392 [NC] Second Hole Rapid n/a Steve Pack
7y87d20h19m @Tuckasegee Section 3. Dillsboro to Rt. 1392 [NC] Dillsboro Drop n/a Steve Pack
7y131d08h33m @Tuckasegee Section 3. Dillsboro to Rt. 1392 Winter Paddling 0 cfs Steve Pack
7y134d01h47m @Tuckasegee Section 3. Dillsboro to Rt. 1392 Winter Paddling 800 cfs Steve Pack
7y134d01h47m @Tuckasegee Section 3. Dillsboro to Rt. 1392 [NC] Double Drop 800 cfs Steve Pack
7y148d01h47m @Tuckasegee Section 3. Dillsboro to Rt. 1392 [NC] Railroad Bridge 2500 cfs Steve Pack
7y148d01h47m @Tuckasegee Section 3. Dillsboro to Rt. 1392 [NC] Double Drop 2500 cfs Steve Pack
7y245d01h47m @Tuckasegee Section 3. Dillsboro to Rt. 1392 [NC] Dillsboro Drop 800 cfs Steve Pack