Go to http://water.usgs.gov/waterwatch/, click on your state on the map. When the interactive map of your state appears, click on the river/ major creek in your area. Normally, it provides the flow rate (discharge), Gage height (water level), and Precipitation (amount of rain) for the last 1-31 days. If you have to travel to where you fish, this can save a trip. I use it all the time to decide if I will fish upriver or down river of the dam in Albany, Ga. or go to Lake Blackshear.