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River Depth Measurements

Depth as Marked on the OSU Pole

At the OSU crew dock, there is a pole that is marked by feet indicating the river depth at that point. The following chart is based on the markings on that pole.

  • No shells are allowed to launch if there is significant debris in the river or fog that inhibits visibility.

  • Water level LIMITS (note - if the river is rising, use the limits in the “If Rising” column):

Current River Depth as Stated by NOAA

Click the link below to check the current and projected river depth as reported by the National Weather Service of NOAA. Please note that the depth reported in this chart is always 10 feet higher than what is on the pole at the crew dock. Example: if the NOAA chart indicates that the river is at 15 ft, then the number on the crew pole will be 5 ft.

Click these links:

Short-term forecast and current depth

Long-term forecast and current depth