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Chris Bell
54 GREENLEAF CIR/
ASHEVILLE, NC 28804-2320
Phone: 828-251-6552
In 1969 Chris participated in a YMCA rafting trip on Oregon's Rogue River and has been a paddler ever since. Though the early years were dominated by army surplus rafts and inner tubes, today he's more likely to be creeking or squirt boating in a kayak or canoeing with his two daughters. Chris's most signifi cant contribution to AW to date has been his work on the Cheoah dam relicensing project, where by happy not-quite-coincidence he's been fortunate to combine his love of paddling with his professional skills as an economist. Chris also served as a Gauley Festival volunteer and is currently AW's Southeastern Regional StreamKeeper. In October 2002 Rod Baird and Chris shared honors as AW Volunteers of the Month in recognition of their Cheoah work. Chris's non-AW volunteer activities include originating and coordinating the Western Carolina Rescue Rodeo (1992- 1997), serving on the Pigeon River Fund board (1997-2004), serving as President, Newsletter Editor and Webmaster of the Western Carolina Paddlers (1990-1998, 2004-), and creating and maintaining the boatingbeta.com regional website.

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
6y92d12h04m @Green 2. Green Narrows [NC] Chief 100% Chris Bell
> 10 years Neuse [NC] NCDOT Neuse River Warning n/a Chris Bell
> 10 years Green Narrows [NC] Power Slide 100% Chris Bell
> 10 years Reedy River [SC] Reedy River Falls (Big Brother) 1,700 cfs? Chris Bell
> 10 years Green Narrows [NC] Meltdown in the Tube 100% Chris Bell

Photos


NCDOT Neuse River Warning  (85.60KB .jpeg)

Reedy River Falls (Big Brother)  (12.66KB .jpeg)

Lower Falls (Little Brother)  (10.73KB .jpeg)

Power Slide  (11.11KB .jpeg)

Sunshine  (8.74KB .jpeg)

Meltdown in the Tube  (12.83KB .jpeg)

Sweet spot on Scream Machine  (12.69KB .jpeg)

so close, yet...  (11.20KB .jpeg)

Going Left  (10.46KB .jpeg)

Chief  (11.24KB .jpeg)

Race Line Boof  (10.44KB .jpeg)

Big Drop on Big Creek  (32.44KB .jpeg)


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