Gauge Site: Cherokee Co Rd 275 Put-in Bridge
Correlation: The StreamBeam gauge is installed on the same bridge as the existing visual gauge, but it reads a narrower cross section of the river than the painted gauge. There appears to be a strong linear correlation between the two gauges, but it is not a 1:1 relationship. See the link to the a correlation chart below.
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.
Receiving visual reports at varying levels will help us improve the accuracy of this correlation. You can report level visuals and feedback on LOW, GOOD, and HIGH threshold levels on our (website or Facebook Messenger).
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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.