river gage

river gage

[′riv·ər ‚gāj]
(engineering)
A device for measuring the river stage; types in common use include the staff gage, the water-stage recorder, and wire-weight gage. Also known as stream gage.
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When the river gage is normal or high they are of little concern to river traffic, but when the river gage drops to near zero at Thebes, they become very hazardous.
Figure 3 provides a cross-sectional view at this same river mile, showing that when the Thebes river gage is at zero, rock pinnacles protrude 1 ft above the bottom of the low water channel.
Referred to as rock pinnacles, these structures do not appear as a threat to navigation when the river gage is running at normal levels.