Posted by: paddletothesea on Jan-03-13 1:22 PM (EST)
Something to consider--- Ive been paddling 48 years.....
never needed a gauge on any of the rivers...(USA, Canada, Mexico,) that Ive paddled. Included Class 3( IV in whitewater rafts). IF its at flood stage one usually knows...ie Its spring and theres runoff, people are sandbagging, nobody is paddling, the river outfitters are not going out etc etc If its not spring runoff, then paddle...how know? Everyone else is paddling.
Do you really need a gauge?
Just wondering why anyone would need a gauge?