Big Chico Creek Flow Gauge
link to DWR Gauge webpage

The flow gauge is at Bidwell Park Golf Course

The gauge is out of the water when the flow is below 161.5 CFS

CFS is cubic feet per second

We ford at T-Ford and J-Ford

Generally we don't consider fording if flow is over 350 CFS

These can be helpful:

  • Trekking poles or a wading staff

  • Watershoes in an ultralight dry sack

Cold water is more dangerous than warm water.  Generally we don't consider fording if the air temperature is below 60F

The creek bed at the fords may be rearranged by large storms

Ford at your own risk, be safe