Smith - 5. South Martinsville to Sports Complex


Smith, Virginia, US

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5. South Martinsville to Sports Complex

Usual Difficulty II (for normal flows)

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
SMITH RIVER AT MARTINSVILLE, VA
usgs-02073000 150 - 800 cfs II 00h47m 1060 cfs (too high)


River Description

This is beautiful section of river, excellent Class II paddling with several ledge and some longer gravel bar rapids.   There are several batteau sluices and ancient fish weirs on this section.

Smith Reaches:

1. Iron Bridge Rd(Route 704) to Union Bridge Rd at backwater of Philpott Lake, Class II-III

2. Philpot Dam to North Basset, 6.4 miles, II+

3. North Bassett to Fieldale, 8 miles, II

4. Fieldale to Doe Run, 5 miles, II

6. Sports Complex to Mitchell Bridge, 6 miles, II(III)


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2010-02-24 22:48:49

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Gauge Information

Gauge Description:

Look for the dam releases. Any release is good to go. Can be paddled as low as 150cfs and maybe lower due to input from tributaries. Most releases are M-F in the afternoon during peak power generation.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
SMITH RIVER AT MARTINSVILLE, VA
usgs-02073000 150 - 800 cfs II 00h47m 1060 cfs (too high)

RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
0 - 150 cfs extremely Low-barely Low II Probably too low.
150 - 800 cfs barely runnable-high runnable II Probably good to go.

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