Three Savage River Releases Scheduled for this Summer
The Upper Potomac River Commission has announced three recreational whitewater releases from Savage River Reservoir in Western Maryland this summer. The releases, based on water availability, will take place June 3, July 1 and Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The river, which hosted the 1989 World Slalom and Whitewater Championships, offers five miles of very continuous Class III-IV whitewater. Adventure Sports International of McHenry, MD has been working with the UPRC, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, NewPage, G&S Coal, Precision Rafting, Savage River State Forest and Garrett College. They have arranged paddler parking, shuttle service, put-in and take-out access, release of liability for the stake-holders, and removal of dangerous river debris. All expenses related to the shuttle service, registration of private boaters and the removal of dangerous river debris is paid for from donations received from the boaters. Their work deserve the support of all Savage River paddlers; please check in with them and contribute generously to their shuttle operations. For more information, contact ASCI at 301-387-3250.