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2022 Advanced Southeast Release Schedule Set!

Posted: 12/06/2021
By: Kevin Colburn

American Whitewater and our affiliate clubs have spent the past 25 years working to restore flows to incredible Southeastern rivers impacted by dams. A lot of our work has focused on Class II and III rivers like the lower Nantahala, Tuckasegee, Hiwassee, and Catawba, but we also secured releases in some classic steeper reaches previously dewatered by hydroelectric diversions. Each year we meet with power companies and agencies to schedule future releases, review ongoing ecology studies, and discuss any issues with the release programs. We strive to create a schedule with minimal conflicts to maximize recreational value. Below are the 2022 dates for the Class IV/V Cheoah, Nantahala Cascades & Upper, West Fork Tuck, and Tallulah rivers. 

 

In addition to these releases, the Green River (Upper, Narrows, and Lower) now have a release schedule. While we don't have a 2022 calendar for the Green, it will closely follow the 2020 schedule.

 

Also coming up in 2022 will be releases starting in August on the Great Falls of the Catawba in South Carolina. While not scheduled yet, these releases should be either weekly or every other week through the fall. Stay tuned! 

 

Enjoy these releases, big thanks to all the volunteers and agency staff that make these releases possible, be safe out there, and we appreciate your support of this work.

 

February

2/26: Cheoah @1000 8am-12pm, 600 12pm-5pm (note 2/28 is @ 200cfs)

 

March

3/19: Cheoah @1000 8am-4pm, 600 4pm-12am

3/20: Cheoah@600 12am-12pm, 300 12pm through 3/21

 

April

4/2: Tallulah @ 500 8am-4pm; West Fork Tuck @ 250 10am-4pm

4/3: Tallulah @ 700 8am-4pm; West Fork Tuck @ 250 10am-4pm

4/9: Tallulah @ 500 8am-4pm; 

4/10: Tallulah @ 700 8am-4pm; 

4/16: Cheoah @1000 8am-4pm;

4/17: Cheoah @1000 8am-2pm & 850 2pm-4pm 

4/23: Cheoah @1000 8am-4pm; Upper Nantahala / Cascades @ 250 10am-4pm

4/24: Cheoah @1000 8am-2pm & 850 2pm-4pm; Upper Nantahala / Cascades @ 350 10am-4pm

 

May

5/7: Cheoah @1000 8am-4pm

5/8: Cheoah @1000 8am-2pm & 850 2pm-4pm

5/21: Cheoah @1000 8am-4pm

5/22: Cheoah @1000 8am-2pm & 850 2pm-4pm

5/28: Cheoah @1000 8am-4pm

5/29: Cheoah @1000 8am-2pm & 850 2pm-4pm

 

June

6/4: West Fork Tuck @ 250 10am-4pm

6/10: Upper Nantahala / Cascades @ 250 4pm-7pm

 

July

7/1: Upper Nantahala / Cascades @ 250 4pm-7pm

7/8: Upper Nantahala / Cascades @ 250 4pm-7pm

7/9: Cheoah @1000 8am-4pm

7/10: Cheoah @1000 8am-2pm & 850 2pm-4pm

7/16: West Fork Tuck @ 250 10am-4pm; 

7/23: West Fork Tuck @ 250 10am-4pm; 

 

August

8/5: Upper Nantahala / Cascades @ 250 4pm-7pm

8/6: West Fork Tuck @ 250 10am-4pm

8/20: West Fork Tuck @ 250 10am-4pm

 

September

9/3: Cheoah @1000 8am-4pm

9/24:Upper Nantahala / Cascades @ 300, 10am-5pm

9/25: Upper Nantahala / Cascades @ 425, 10am-3pm; @ 250 3pm-5pm

 

October

None

 

November

11/5: Tallulah @ 500 8am-4pm, Cheoah @1000 8am-4pm

11/6: Tallulah @ 700 8am-4pm

11/12: Tallulah @ 500 8am-4pm

11/13: Tallulah @ 700 8am-4pm

11/19: Tallulah @ 500 8am-4pm

11/20: Tallulah @ 700 8am-4pm

 

Have fun and be safe out there!



Kevin Colburn

Asheville, NC

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