Advanced Southeast Releases Set for 2017!

posted January 4, 2017
by Kevin Colburn

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It is looking like another great year to be a paddler in the Southeast! Over the past two decades American Whitewater has worked with affiliate clubs and partners to negotiate an awesome array of scheduled releases on river reaches previously dewatered by hydropower dams. Each year we are part of a process to schedule these releases in an integrated manner that aims to maximize their recreational value. Below you'll find the schedule for 2017, and it is always a great idea to check on the power company's website for any updates on the Cheoah or West Fork Tuckasegee and Upper Nantahala (Select Nantahala and then see Bypass Schedule links on right). 

We'd like to share a special thank you to all the volunteers that help pull off Tallulah releases every year, NOC for the free shuttles on the Upper Nantahala, and the Forest Service for all their support around releases.

For every Class IV and V release we have negotiated in the region, we've also secured vastly more Class II and III releases on rivers like the Tuck, Nantahala, Catawba, and Hiwassee. So no matter what your skill level, we hope you have a great 2017 in the South!

February

2/25: Cheoah @1000 8am-12pm, 600 12pm-5pm (note 2/26 is @ 200cfs)

 

March

3/25: Cheoah @ 1000 8am-4pm

3/26: Cheoah @ 600 12am-12pm, 300 12pm through 3/27

 

April

4/1: Tallulah

4/2: Tallulah

4/8: Tallulah, & West Fork Tuckasegee @250 10am-4pm

4/9: Tallulah, & West Fork Tuckasegee @250 10am-4pm

4/22: Cheoah @ 1000 8am-4pm

4/23: Cheoah @ 1000 8am-2pm, @850 2pm-4pm

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

4/29: Cheoah @ 1000 8am-2pm, @850 2pm-4pm (note 4/30 is @ 300cfs), & Nantahala Cascades / Upper @ 250 10am-4pm

4/30: Nantahala Cascades / Upper @ 350 10am-4pm

 

May

5/6: Cheoah @ 1000 8am-4pm

5/7: Cheoah @ 1000 8am-2pm, @850 2pm-4pm

5/13: Cheoah @ 1000 8am-4pm

5/14: Cheoah @ 1000 8am-2pm, @850 2pm-4pm

5/20: Cheoah @ 1000 8am-4pm

5/21: Cheoah @ 1000 8am-2pm, @850 2pm-4pm

 

June

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

6/16: Nantahala Cascades / Upper @ 250 4pm-7pm

 

July

7/1: West Fork Tuckasegee @250 10am-4pm

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

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

7/9: Cheoah 1000 8am-2pm, @850 2pm-4pm

7/14: Nantahala Cascades / Upper @ 250 4pm-7pm

7/22: West Fork Tuckasegee @250 10am-4pm

 

August

8/11: Nantahala Cascades / Upper @ 250 4pm-7pm

8/12: West Fork Tuckasegee @250 10am-4pm

8/26: West Fork Tuckasegee @250 10am-4pm

 

September

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

9/23: Nantahala Cascades / Upper @ 300 10am-5pm

9/24: Nantahala Cascades / Upper @ 425 10am-3pm, @250 3pm-5pm

 

October

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November

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

11/5: Tallulah

11/11: Tallulah

11/12: Tallulah

11/18: Tallulah

11/19: Tallulah

 

Have fun and be safe out there! If you do have fun, please consider donating to American Whitewater to help us do more work like this in the region.



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