The flow gauge is at Bidwell Park Golf Course
We ford at T-Ford and J-Ford
Generally we don't consider fording
if River Stage is over 6.50'
Approximately speaking, T-Ford and J-Ford are 1' deep at River Stage 6', and 2' deep at River Stage 7', and 3' deep at River Stage 8', and so on. River Stage readings on Big Chico Creek have ranged from 5' to 16' over the past decade.
These can be helpful:
Cold water is more dangerous than warm water. Generally we don't consider fording if the air temperature is below 50F
The creek bed at the fords may be rearranged by large storms
Ford at your own risk, be safe