I just thought I’d mention the USGS data for rivers for anyone that might not be aware of it.
The St Joseph is one of my local rivers in SW Michigan. If you Google “St Joseph river level” you’ll find a link to the data below.
It sure gives you an idea about paddling conditions. In this case it looks like the flow is 4 times the average, it’s above flood level, and a record for this date. Yikes, time to cancel any club paddles!
Earlier this year it showed zero flow for frozen rivers so it was useful to figure out when each river opened up again.
It’s a great resource.