NOTE: The online gauge above reads differently than the paddler's gauge on the US 76 Bridge. Most paddlers refer to the bridge gauge. The online gauge reads about .15 higher than the bridge gauge at 2 feet, about .25 higher below two feet and the same at about 2.8 feet.
It can be run down to .5 or even lower but is very scrapy.
Above 2.0' Five Falls starts to bump up to class 5.
It can certainly be run above 2.2', but only by experienced Section 4 paddlers. The Five Falls section gets much more difficult and dangerous at high water.
Highest known run was August 17, 1994 at something between 9 and 10 feet from below Woodall to the Lake. According to USGS the river peaked at 17,500 cfs. Participants included Russ Kulmar, John Lesan, "Snuffy" Hall, Kent Wiginton, and Richard Oldenquist.
|CHATTOOGA RIVER NEAR CLAYTON, GA|
|usgs-02177000||0.90 - 2.50 ft||II-IV+||00h40m||1.74 ft (running)|
|ChattoogaSection 4 - Route 76 Bridge to Tugaloo Lake Boat Ramp [ ]||Bull Sluice||n/a||Adam Weaver|
|Chattooga [GA]||scott on the firstname.lastname@example.org.||jonathan kirby|
|Chattooga Section 4 [Ga]||Cleaning the Crack||1.85ft||mark bowman|
|Chattooga [GA]||Paddle Snake||n/a||Jason Tarpley|
|Chattooga [GA]||Swallowed By Rock Jumble||1.7||Jamie Burch|
|Chattooga [GA]||Another Shot of the Dog||1.5/bridge||Dallas Shaw|
|Chattooga [GA]||bottom bonzai wave||3.3ft||Zach Dean|
|Chattooga [GA]||Greg Simpson on the sneek on Seven foot falls||n/a||G simpson|
|section-4 [ga]||Seven foot falls||1.2||Jesse Sweat|
|Chattooga [GA]||Sock Em Dog||n/a||Stu Thompson|
|Chattooga [GA]||Corkscrew||1.7 ft (bridge)||Stu Thompson|
|Chattooga [GA]||(RM) Right Crack Sieve #1||.66 bridge .98 USGS||Robert Maxwell|
|Chattooga [GA]||(RM) Ultimate Open Boater at Raven Chute @ 0.66||.66 bridge .98 USGS||Robert Maxwell|
|Chattooga [GA]||Kevin running Corkscrew||2.1||Todd Hoffman|
|Chattooga [GA]||n/a||boof or die|
|Chattooga [GA]||Open Boat Ender||1.5||wreeves|
|Chattooga [GA]||Corkscrew in a Jetti||n/a||wreeves|
|Chattooga [GA]||Corkscrew bottom holes||n/a||wreeves|
|Chattooga [SC]||Section 4 on a cataraft||2.1ft||Mark Hammock|
|ChattoogaSection 4 - Route 76 Bridge to Tugaloo Lake Boat Ramp [SC]||Louie Wins!||n/a||Mark Hammock|