Gauge Description:

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).

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
CHATTOOGA RIVER AT BURRELLS FORD, NR PINE MTN, GA
usgs-02176930 600 - 1500 cfs III-V(V+) 01h08m ~ 327 cfs (running)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
0 - 225 cfs extremely Low-barely Low III-V(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.
225 - 350 cfs barely runnable-med runnable III-V(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.
225 -1500 cfs barely runnable-high runnable III-V(V+) gauge is important or has warning
600 -1500 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable III-V(V+) gauge is important or has warning
1500 -3000 cfs barely High-extremely High III-V(V+) gauge is important or has warning
3000 -10000 cfs somewhat High-somewhat High III-V(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
Chattooga [GA] Super Corkscrew low Brian and Maria Jacobson
5y302d22h50m 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