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Dreamflows Flow reports, bulletin board, online guidebook, and plenty more.

 

National Resources

 

WaterWatch Maps and graphs of current water resources conditions from USGS.

Streamflow Data The U.S. Geological Survey's National Water Information System.

The Interactive Weather Information Network NOAA's Interactive Weather Information Network contains river information by clicking on your state and then clicking "Hydro Products".

 

Regional Resources - Western United States

 

USGS Water Resources of California USGS Page with variety of water related topics including streamflows.

California Data Exchange Center California's Department of Water Resources Hydrologic Data Page with links to all its resources.

California Snow Page Snow pack, precipitation amounts and reservoir flows for the state of California.

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Flows out of Hetch-Hetchy Dam. Adobe Acrobat is required.

South Fork American Basic information on the South Fork of the American River.

Colorado River Flow Information A private page with occasional flow rates for a variety of rivers in Colorado.

Current Hydrologic Conditions for Washington Current water conditions for Washington state from the U.S. Geological Survey.

 

Whitewater Gauge Information By Telephone

 

Below are telephone numbers which can be used to check river levels in various regions. No computer is necessary. These numbers are usually answered by recorded message or a live person. Please send any additional useful phone numbers (and any corrections) to Bill Kirby at:bkirby@mnsinc.com.

 

West Coast Phone Gauges

 

  • CA-SF American, Chili Bar Dam: 900-844-3569 (50 cents plus toll charges)
  • WA-various (NOAA-Seattle: whitewater/steelhead hotline): 206-526-8530
  • Oregon River Forecast Center, Portland: (503) 261-9246, at the first voice press 1, at the second press 2

 

  Rocky Mountain Phone Gauges

 

  • ID-various (ID Dept of Water Resources): 208-327-7900
  • ID-various (NWS): 208-334-9867
  • ID-Bear (UT Power & Light): 208-425-3511
  • ID-Lochsa (Lochsa Ranger District): 208-926-4275
  • ID-M.F. Salmon (M.F. Ranger District): 208-879-5204
  • ID-Salmon (N.F. Ranger District): 208-865-2383
  • ID-Selway (W.F. Ranger District): 408-821-3269
  • ID-Snake, Hells Canyon: 800-422-3143
  • MT-various (NWF): 406-453-2081
  • CO-various (NWF & Boulder Outdoor Ctr): 303-691-4393
  • CO & UT-various, Water Talk : 303 831-7135

 

  Southwestern Phone Gauges

 

  • AZ & UT-various (BOR): 801-539-1311
  • NM-various (USGS Albuquerque office): 505-262-5388
  • NM-various (NWS): 505-243-0702
  • Grand Canyon 1-800-752-8525

 

Mid-Atlantic Phone Gauges

 

  • PA-Lehigh River (Francis E. Walter) (717) 443-9493
  • PA-Hickory Run State Park (717)-443-0400 Usually has the weekend Lehigh CFS info. by Friday.
  • PA-Delaware River Basin including the Lehigh River (NWS) 800-431-4721
  • PA & WVA-numerous rivers (NWS-Pittsburgh): 412-644-2890
  • PA-(NWS Harrisburgh): 717-234-6812
  • PA-Lower Yough (Ohiopyle State Park): 412-329-8591
  • PA-Susquehanna River (800) 362-0335
  • MD-Upper Youghiogheny (Pepco): 814-533-8911
  • MD-Savage and North Branch Potomac: 410-962-7687
  • MD,VA & WVA-numerous rivers (NWS): 703-260-0305
  • VA-James: 804-226-4423
  • VA & KY-Russell Fork: 703-835-1438
  • VA-Potomac River (703) 260-0305
  • WVA and MD-Potomac-Bloomington (USACE): 301-96-7687
  • WVA-Blackwater (Blackwater Bikes: 304-259-5286
  • WVA-Cheat and Tygart Basins (NWS): 412-262-5290
  • WVA-Cheat Canyon (Cheat River Outfitters): 304-329-2024
  • WVA-Shaver's Fork (Cheat River Inn): 304-636-6265
  • WVA-Tygart: 412-644-2883 or 2884
  • WVA-Kanawah/Gauley: 304-529-5127
  • WVA-New/Gauley: 304-529-5604
  • WVA-Summersville Dam (Gauley): 304-872-5809
  • WVA-Gauley River and Meadow: 304-872-5809
  • WVA-Bluestone & New: 304-466-1056
  • WVA-Shaver's Fork (Cheat River Inn): 304-636-6265

 

Southern Phone Gauges

 

  • TN-various (TVA): 800-238-2264 or 615-632-2264
  • TN-Obed/Emory: 615-346-6295
  • TN-Big South Fork: 615-736-5455
  • TN-Ocoee (Tennessee Ocoee Development Agency (TODA)), 615-338-1996
  • KY-various (KY Corps of Engineers): 309-529-2604
  • NC-Pigeon Releases (Carolina Power & Light): 800-899-4435
  • NC-Green: 704-698-2068 or 803-585-4419 or 1-800-829-5253
  • NC-North Fork French Broad: 704-877-3106
  • NC-Wilson Creek: 704-758-4257
  • NC-French Broad: 800-238-2264
  • NC-Nantahala: 704-321-4504
  • TN-Ocoee: 800-238-2264
  • TN-French Broad: 800-238-2264
  • NC-various (NWS): 919-860-1234 or 919-840-0453
  • GA-Chattooga 803-822-8135 Select #4
  • AL-various (NWS): 205-942-1811
  • AL-various (Alabama Power Co): 1-800-LAKES11, try option 6, and then option 2 or 3
  • Texas-various (NWS): 512-826-4679
  • Texas-Canyon Dam on the Guadalupe River (USACE): 210 964 3342
  • AR-various (USACE): 501-324-5150

 

Northeastern Phone Gauges

 

  • New York and New England-various (NWS): 518-869-6347
  • Western New York 716-532-5454
  • New England-various (Wilderness House): 617-277-1519
  • New England-various (AMC): (617) 433-7108
  • CT-various (AMC): 203-523-0636
  • ME-various (NWS): 207-773-0352
  • MA-Deerfield (New England Power): 413-625-8414
  • ME-Kennebec, Dead, Androscoggin (Central Maine Power):1-(800)-557-3569
  • ME-Rapid: 207-784-4501
  • NH-Merrimack (PSNH in Manchester): 603-634-3569
  • NH-Pemigewasset (PSNH in Manchester): 603-634-3569

 

Other Phone Gauges

 

  • USA-hundreds of gauge readings, Waterline fee service: 1-800-945-3376
  • MI-various (NWS): 313-668-2220
  • MN-various (NWS): 612-725-6090

 


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