What's it running?
High water big lines are open, very pushy classic Class V creeking. The natural flow at Haysi is 485cfs and the Corp is releasing 303cfs from Flanagan. The add-up is 788cfs.
The add-up is updated hourly, so still the more accurate in real time. Always check the painted gauge on the big rock in the Garden Hole pool to know just what the flow is when you put on the gorge.
Predicting flows, especially from the dam a few days out is a fool's exercise. The best indicator of what might happen at the dam is to keep an eye on the inflow at the reservoir. The Flanagan page is an excellent resource.
October 2019 Schedule
||Lord of the Fork Race
The Lord of the Fork is our annual extreme Class V downriver race in the gorge. Race history here.
Rat Hole Reminder!!!
Public alcohol and other temptations can get you in trouble . No open original containers please. Discretion is your friend.
Please don't cut down trees, no matter how dead they look. If you see a dead tree that creates a safety issue, contact the park office and they will deal with it. Unauthorized cutting of trees on park property can lead to a $1,000 fine and a stay in the pokey.
The 30,000+ cfs event in early March 2015 scoured the riverbed and banks. Changes were subtle, more obvious as you run lower flow levels. The large rock in the race line of El Horrendo is completely gone. The seive on the left of the Climax main line has dropped. The Undertaker rock in Maze is now sitting on bedrock. The line out of Maze is more active now at all levels. The low water line at Fist is tighter going into the eddy. The high water line continues to change. Scout it if you plan on running it. As always, Triple Drop continues to deal whippings at all levels.
The ELF runs are very channeled out after the high water. Huge improvement for those days you just gotta scrape over some rocks!
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