Gauge Site: CR 270 Bridge (34.380857, -85.697957)
Correlation: The StreamBeam gauge is installed about a half mile upstream of the painted gauge on the LRC Parkway culvert. The correlation chart in the link below defines the linear relationship between the two gauges.
Correlation to HWY 176 LRC Parkway Visual Gauge
The trend line on the correlation chart and its equation at the top of the chart can be used to estimate a visual gauge reading (y-axis) based on a given StreamGauge reading (x-axis). To solve mathematically, use a given StreamBeam gauge reading (in ft) as & "X"; to solve for the estimated painted gauge value (in inches). When the correlation chart is updated with new readings, the trend line and its equation updates automatically.
We are always looking for visuals to add more data to this correlation. After getting a visual or making a run please contact us (website or Facebook Messenger) and provide some feedback. Be sure to include the time and date in addition to the visual gauge reading. If you made a run please describe how the run feels at that level, so we can dial in the color changing Low, Good, and High thresholds on the graph.
River Beta: Lower Bear, Upper Bear - Provided by alabamawhitewater.com
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At and below approximately -1 ft the gauge starts reading the bottom of the river bed. This does not provide a reliable ultrasonic reflection and the gauge may not provide accurate readings at or below this value. The gauge will resume reporting values as the river rises above -1 ft.
Disclaimer: Data from StreamBeam river gauges is provided in real time and without review for accuracy. River levels posted on this page are provisional and should be used for reference only. The color coded thresholds for perceived river feel at varying levels are best guesses and are not guaranteed to be accurate or representative for every paddler. Whitewater is inherently dangerous! Information gathered from this site is no substitute for experience and good judgment. Always verify the river conditions first hand and understand the risks before putting on any river.