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Action Alert for the Russell Fork!!! Take Action today--comments due October 8th

Posted: 10/07/2020
By: Bethany Overfield

This action alert requires a quick turnaround time! Comments are due tomorrow, October 8th. Use this link to help shape the future of scheduled whitewater releases on the Russell Fork River (VA/KY) for the next 25 years! We need to let the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers know how best to manage the river for paddlers, making sure they maintain recreational flows during the month of October (including the new Friday release days!), relay our desire for increasing scheduled releases at other times of the year, and asking that they provide a flow forecast, so that paddlers are better able to plan for boating the Russell Fork. The Army Corps are currently updating the JW Flannagan and NF Pound Lakes Master Plans, which guide land and recreation management, including water recreation, for the next 25 years. We have provided a sample message and made it super easy to comment, but please consider editing the message to include your personal experience with the Russell Fork river. Thank you! Photo by Sarah Ruhlen



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