Gauge Description:Visual only. Just below Lake Street Bridge, at the center of the river, there are two large boulders that are usually visible. Just river right is a triangular rock. If the triangular rock is covered with water, there is enough water to run the river. If the rock is not covered, the river is too boney to bother.
Cited gauge is Jordan River at East Jordan, which is about 18 miles West and South. It has a watershed of 68 sq.mi. at it's gauge (while Bear is about 73 sq.mi.). Current minimum is based upon the 10% flow. As always, correlations are not assured.
|JORDAN RIVER NEAR EAST JORDAN, MI|
|usgs-04127800||175 - 1000 cfs||II-III||01h37m||~ 174 cfs (too low)|
|Likely too low. (Ref.gauge must be confirmed with visual inspection.)|
Reference gauge (Jordan River, 18 mi. Southwest) has 68 sq.mi. drainage. Bear is about 73 sq.mi. so should be fairly similar flow. Correlations are not assured
Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.
|Bear River [MI]||dam/waterfall||medium/high||Grant Goeman|
|4y68d22h05m||/Bear-Petoskey [MI]||Account of 06/10/15||183 cfs||Doug Heym|
|4y305d01h05m||/Bear-Petoskey [MI]||Inspection on 10/17/2014||209 cfs||Doug Heym|
|5y316d01h28m||/Bear-Petoskey [MI]||Account of 03/25/15||a good level||Rich Guilbault|
|5y316d01h29m||/Bear-Petoskey [MI]||Account of 03/25/15||a good level||Rich Guilbault|