Hiwassee, Tennessee, US
2. Appalachia Powerhouse to Bridge at Reliance
||II (for normal flows)
HIWASSEE RIVER AT CHARLESTON, TN
15.00 - 30.00 ft
See the TVA Appalachia Dam release schedule. Flows can change hourly. See TVA Appalachia Dam release schedule. Flows can change hourly!!!
The Hiwassee River is designated as a Tennessee State Scenic River. The river is beautiful, clear
and wide. As noted by William Nealey in his Whitewater Home Companion. Southeastern
Rivers. Vol. 1, "this is an excellent river for family outtings, canoeing, tubing,
rafting and beginning whitewater instruction."
This five mile plus section offers several playful Class II rapids, and with its width, the
opportunity for many lines. For the most part, the best water is near river left and on the left
channels around the islands.
In addition to the internet link for the TVA above, one may obtain the predicted release for the
following day by calling the TVA flow number: 800-238-2264 (toll-free) then pressing 4, then 22,
and then the # sign. If you call on a Friday (after 6pm) then you can obtain the release
predictions for Saturday and Sunday.
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Last Updated: 2015-03-02 03:07:03