The gage is at Burrell's Ford bridge. 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 2.5 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 on the "Comments" tab (for logged-in registered users of this site).
|CHATTOOGA RIVER AT BURRELLS FORD, NR PINE MTN, GA|
|usgs-02176930||225 - 1500 cfs||III-V(V+)||00h47m||91.9 cfs (too low)|
|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.|
|Chattooga [GA]||Super Corkscrew||low||Brian and Maria Jacobson|
|5y126d14h30m||Chattooga [NC]||(RM) Burrell's Ford Staff Gage||0.35||Robert Maxwell|
|> 10 years||Chattooga [GA]||Portage River Right||1.5 (Burls)||Brian and Maria Jacobson|
|> 10 years||Chattooga [GA]||Chattooga Headwaters Boater Trial||1.5 (Burrells)||Brian and Maria Jacobson|
|> 10 years||@Chattooga Ellicott Rock - Bull Pen Bridge to Burrell's Ford [NC]||(RM) Boating Ban Sticker||0 cfs||Robert Maxwell|
|> 10 years||Chattooga [GA]||Supercorkscrew||1.5 (Burls)||Brian and Maria Jacobson|