Gauge Description:

The gage referenced is the Oakland gage.
180 is minimum
450 is medium
600 is juicy
1000 is one heck of a ride

People also use the Friendsville gage, which ain't bad. The Friendsville gage includes contributions from Muddy Creek, which can pump up the Top Yough below Swallow Tail, but be careful: it can also include the release from the Deep Creek power plant.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
YOUGHIOGHENY RIVER NEAR OAKLAND, MD
usgs-03075500 180 - 1000 cfs IV-V 00h29m ~ 245 cfs (running)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
180 -1000 cfs barely runnable-high runnable IV-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
Youghiogheny @2. Top [MD] Account of 03/14/19 n/a Drew Althage
Youghiogheny @2. Top [MD] Account of 03/14/19 n/a Drew Althage
Youghiogheny [MD] Far Right! med-low Jay Seiler
Top Yough [MD] Hallway Move on last rapid 290 cfs @ Oakland Jeff Macklin
Top Yough [MD] Swallow Falls, MD n/a Julie Black
Youghiogheny [MD] Swallow! n/a Matt Muir
1y146d06h23m /Youghiogheny-2. Top [MD] Suck Hole at low water 0 cfs Bill Blauvelt
5y337d01h32m /Youghiogheny-2. Top [MD] Thigh straps - optional 0 cfs Michael Oyler
6y297d12h35m /Youghiogheny-2. Top [MD] Account of 07/03/12 0 cfs Matt Muir
8y346d20h24m @Youghiogheny 2. Top [MD] Strainer below Suck Hole a good level Peter Bross
9y17d05h43m @Youghiogheny 2. Top [MD] Account of 06/08/10 a good level Peter Bross
> 10 years Top Yough [AL] Mike at last half of Suck Hole 290 cfs @ Oakland Jeff Macklin
> 10 years Youghiogheny [MD] Just a few minutes from the Top Yough n/a Jeff Macklin
> 10 years Youghiogheny [MD] Swallow Falls 400 Stacey Walker
> 10 years Youghiogheny [MD] Suck Hole Approach 280cfs@Oakland Jeff Macklin
> 10 years Youghiogheny [MD] Swallow Falls, Boating and Spectators 330cfs@Oakland Jeff Macklin
> 10 years Top Yough [MD] Blue Ice Cold Dave Schall
> 10 years Top Yough [MD] Swallow Falls - Taber n/a Pete Morey
> 10 years Youghiogheny [MD] Swallow Tail Falls 300cfs Sam Baudoux
> 10 years Top Yough [MD] Swallow Tail MD 3.2' Arild Arnesen