Gauge Description:

The gauge is located in Carlton GA, 18 miles south of Hwy 281. It will take the water 6 to 12 hours to hit the gauge.
2 foot is the minimum for this run. 3-4 foot is optimal for beginners. Levels above 6 foot the river takes on a totally different character and is better suited for more advanced paddlers.
Around 7 or 8 feet the outpost start shutting down trips, and the surfing starts to get nice!
At levels above 15 feet or so, large surf waves and holes abound, some have good eddies, many are caught on the fly. Roostertail Rapid at the end is an incredible sight and fairly intimidating with large standing waves and holes. At these levels, come with a bombproof roll or you will be looking for your boat in Augusta...(Alex Harvey, 2003)
The river has been run upwards of 20 feet or 17,000 cfs.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
BROAD RIVER ABOVE CARLTON, GA
usgs-02191300 300 - 20000 cfs I-II(III) 01h07m 497 cfs (running)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
0 - 300 cfs somewhat Low-barely Low I-II(III) gauge is important or has warning
300 - 700 cfs barely runnable-med runnable I-II(III) gauge is important or has warning
700 -2000 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable I-II(III) gauge is important or has warning
2000 -7000 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable III-IV gauge is important or has warning
7000 -20000 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable IV+ 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
broad [GA] 19233.bmp 2.80ft alex brantley
broad [GA] 19234.jpeg 2.80 alex brantley
Broad River [GA] 3 falls at low water n/a Eddy Hicks
1y75d09h31m /Broad River-US Route 281 to US Route 172 [GA] David Huyck 1st descent 0 cfs Charles David Huyck Jr.
> 10 years Broad River [Ga] Center line at 3 Falls 2.80 Eddy Hicks
> 10 years [GA] 19235.bmp n/a alex brantley
> 10 years Broad River [GA] Another shot of first wave, Ashely 17,000 cfs Alex Harvey