You are responsible for your own safety. Know your paddling abilities and the abilities of your group. The safety page includes information about water safety and rules.
River level reports are based on:
- Volume of river flow in cubic feet per second (cfs) at five monitored stations
- River level height as observed by park personnel and volunteers at two locations
- Very High: see emergency alert at the top of the page.
- High: high and fast water, paddlers should use caution and plan accordingly.
- Good: sufficient water for paddling canoes and kayaks.
- Low: dragging of canoes and kayaks may be needed in areas.
- Very low: dragging of canoes and kayaks will be required in areas.
- Unfloatable: water flow is so minimal that paddling a canoe or kayak for an extended period would be difficult.