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AW Russell Fork Survey Results Shared (KY/VA)

Posted: 01/14/2019
by Kevin Colburn

Last fall a diverse range of agencies and organizations expressed interest in enhancing the dam releases on the Russell Fork River, located on the border of Kentucky and Virginia. The Army Corps of Engineers added releases on the first two weekends of November as a pilot program, in addition to the standard four October weekends. 

American Whitewater worked with local partners to craft a survey to inform the decision-making process and support releases that maximize benefits for paddlers and local businesses. We'd like to thank the nearly 150 paddlers that completed the survey. We promptly shared the full survey results with the river managers, and they were appreciated and well recieved. Click here to view the full survey results.

We are hopeful that compiling and sharing the opinions of the paddling community will result in optimized flows on the incredible Russell Fork River.