Scott Barnes: "The gage is after another river, and after the power plant discharge." So the gage isn't totally reliable. There's a painted gage ("Flintstone gage") at the putin; that's the one that the locals use.
The minimum level ("stage") on the USGS gage is about 4 feet.
Compliments of Mark Rollins: For a correlation between the USGS and Flintstone gauges try the following formula:
Boater's Gauge = 5/3(Gaylordsville Gauge - 4') + 1'
|HOUSATONIC RIVER AT GAYLORDSVILLE, CT|
|usgs-01200500||800 - 10000 cfs||IV||00h42m||484 cfs (too low)|
|Housatonic [CT]||George's Hole||appr. 1ft||Zach Kane|
|Housatonic [CT]||Bulls Bridge||7.5ft||Paul Corey|
|Housatonic [CT]||Bulls Bridge||7ft||Paul Corey|
|Housatonic [CT]||Bulls Bridge - Staircase||n/a||Joanne Grogan|
|Housatonic [CT]||Bulls Bridge Reach of Housatonic,CT||zero||john|
|8y180d01h49m||@Housatonic - Bull's Bridge Bulls Bridge Dam to Gaylordsville (south of Kent on [CT]||Two Holes above Flume||n/a||Vito Ruggiero|
|8y180d01h51m||@Housatonic - Bull's Bridge Bulls Bridge Dam to Gaylordsville (south of Kent on [CT]||The Flume @ 2 on the BG||n/a||Vito Ruggiero|