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USGS Gauge Reading At Algonquin Dam


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If you look at the readings at the roll dam, you'll see them pushing 3000 cfs, but...

 

When you get to the river, the water height and flow is more realistically that of around 800 cfs. and is completely fishable. You can't wade fish at the levels shown.

 

Wonder if the gauge is stuck?

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If you look at the readings at the roll dam, you'll see them pushing 3000 cfs, but...

 

When you get to the river, the water height and flow is more realistically that of around 800 cfs. and is completely fishable. You can't wade fish at the levels shown.

 

Wonder if the gauge is stuck?

 

 

How do the guages work?

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How do the guages work?

 

I believe that the flows are measured the same way as a wind gauge works. Faster flows makes it spin faster and give you the reading in CFS. The height is measured by a float. Both are on a designated gauge station monitored by the USGS. I'm surprised that there is only one on the Fox up here.

 

I guess I'll have to make more drive-bys to check the flows rather than reading the gauge datum.

 

Mark

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