Are you referring to whitebird gage? If so it will start to flatten out around 5000ish and rarely gets below 3000. I think the lowest I've been on is 2900 back in the 90's. So, yes there will be plenty of water. Shade is a different issue. It will be hot and the paddle out below mackay bar is a long one. You wont be dragging your cat out. It has good deep channels.