Water Levels & Discharge Rates This page was updated 4/11/07
The United States Geological Survey maintains gauge stations on many
rivers throughout our state, making it easy to check on water levels
before leaving on a trip. The main USGS Water Gauge page is available
by clicking HERE, and you'll be
able to choose from all the river gauges in the state. Or, you can
click on one of the links below to check out the trout waters that
are gauged. The actual gauge stations may not be in the trout-holding
sections of the stream or even on the exact stream in question, but
they are close enough to give you an idea of how the water looks.
For example, to see how Capps Creek and Hickory Creek are doing, you'll
have to look at the Shoal Creek guage.
Another thing to keep in mind is that the numbers shouldn't mean too much
to you. Instead, focus on how the graphs look. If they show levels rising
or dropping at a steep angle, the fishing will likely be off. If the
levels are more gradual or flat, you'll have better luck.