What's it running?
ELF runs now. The natural flow at Haysi is 71cfs and the Corp is releasing 77cfs from Flanagan. The add-up is 148cfs.
The Fork is running 123.cfs
The Bartlick Gauge has returned to accuracy (thanks USACE). The add-up is updated hourly, so still the more accurate in real time. We've provided both for your gauge comparing pleasure. 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.
The rain gauges have been moved and extremely unreliable since the sequester. It's time to give your congressman some feedback!!! YMMV
October 2015 Schedule
The Lord of the Fork is our annual extreme Class V downriver race in the gorge. Race history here.
Rat Hole Reminder!!!
Please DO NOT cut down trees, no matter how dead they look, in Rat Hole or any other part of the Breaks Park! 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. Now wouldn't that mess up your paddling trip?
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.
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