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Russell Fork Releases Expanded (KY/VA)

Posted: 08/05/2019
by Kevin Colburn

The fall release schedule for the Russell Fork River was recently announced, and it includes two new Friday releases that will offer 3-day weekends of releases. While announced without explanation, the added released are presumably a result of a public process convened by the Army Corp of Engineers last spring to explore the possibility of an expanded release schedule.


American Whitewater and many regional paddlers advocated for additional recreational releases throughout the public process. We conducted and shared a survey that indicated significant support for Friday releases. The new releases are listed as "tentative and subject to change," and hopefully if they go well additional releases will be scheduled in future years. Enjoy these new paddling opportunities!

Kevin Colburn
Asheville, NC


Events

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October 2019

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Russell Fork Release
09:30 am -3:30 pm est
October 4th and 25th releases are tentative and subject to change. Target flows are 1100 cfs (800 cfs plus Russell Fork flows) not to exceed 1300 cfs at the Bartlick gage. 800 cfs

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Russell Fork Release
09:30 am -3:30 pm est
October 4th and 25th releases are tentative and subject to change. Target flows are 1100 cfs (800 cfs plus Russell Fork flows) not to exceed 1300 cfs at the Bartlick gage. 800 cfs

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Russell Fork Release
09:30 am -3:30 pm est
October 4th and 25th releases are tentative and subject to change. Target flows are 1100 cfs (800 cfs plus Russell Fork flows) not to exceed 1300 cfs at the Bartlick gage. 800 cfs

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Russell Fork Release
09:30 am -3:30 pm est
October 4th and 25th releases are tentative and subject to change. Target flows are 1100 cfs (800 cfs plus Russell Fork flows) not to exceed 1300 cfs at the Bartlick gage. 800 cfs

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Russell Fork Release
09:30 am -3:30 pm est
October 4th and 25th releases are tentative and subject to change. Target flows are 1100 cfs (800 cfs plus Russell Fork flows) not to exceed 1300 cfs at the Bartlick gage. 800 cfs

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Russell Fork Release
09:30 am -3:30 pm est
October 4th and 25th releases are tentative and subject to change. Target flows are 1100 cfs (800 cfs plus Russell Fork flows) not to exceed 1300 cfs at the Bartlick gage. 800 cfs

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Russell Fork Release
09:30 am -3:30 pm est
October 4th and 25th releases are tentative and subject to change. Target flows are 1100 cfs (800 cfs plus Russell Fork flows) not to exceed 1300 cfs at the Bartlick gage. 800 cfs

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Russell Fork Release
09:30 am -3:30 pm est
October 4th and 25th releases are tentative and subject to change. Target flows are 1100 cfs (800 cfs plus Russell Fork flows) not to exceed 1300 cfs at the Bartlick gage. 1000 cfs

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Russell Fork Release
09:30 am -3:30 pm est
October 4th and 25th releases are tentative and subject to change. Target flows are 1100 cfs (800 cfs plus Russell Fork flows) not to exceed 1300 cfs at the Bartlick gage. 1000 cfs

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Russell Fork Release
09:30 am -3:30 pm est
October 4th and 25th releases are tentative and subject to change. Target flows are 1100 cfs (800 cfs plus Russell Fork flows) not to exceed 1300 cfs at the Bartlick gage. 1000 cfs

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Events
Russell Fork Release Elkhorn City,KY runs 10/02/04 - 10/27/19
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