How it works

The idea is simple.  Gather as many boater-provided reports as possible to generate as much data as possible for the purpose of correlating USGS river gauge readings to optimal levels on our favorite runs.


All we ask of you is the following:

1. Make note of a visual level of your favorite creek noting the date and time. 

2. Submit that information via the form provided below.

3. Visit the google sheet to see the raw data.
 River Flows Google Sheets


Behind the scenes the spreadsheet grabs the gauge readings from the USGS gauges associated with the creek being reported, using the date and time listed in the report.  It then compiles all the reports for each run into their own sheet so that correlations may be made.

Here is an example:

Flow correlation data example for Sterling Brook Vermont Whitewater Kayaking
Raw data from submitted level reports for Sterling Brook
Flow correlation data for Vermont Whitewater Kayaking
The corresponding gauge correlation.

Submit A Report

Submitted Reports

Notes regarding this data:


There is a period of delay between the time you report your run and it populates in the spreadsheet resulting in the corresponding gauge readings being pulled in.   Check back frequently to see your report appear.


Subjective readings:
0 = Not reported as a subjective level
1 = Too low
2 = Minimum
3 = Low
4 = Medium Low
5 = Medium
6 = Medium High
7 = High
8 = Too high