I had a crew of three ran this river yesterday, and the level was 2650. At this flow, the class 1 shoals at the top become a good 2, and Wabash Cannon Ball becomes a 3+ or 4-. It is a big and pushy rapid at the higher flows. Several of the rapids upgrade at these higher flows. Overall it is a great run at this level, and the flatter water at the start moves quick. I would do recommend this run when BSF gets a bit washed out. It is a blast.
I ran this river today, March 26th, even though the sewage spill advisory is still in effect (I am just too impatient!). The water - by all visual accounts, seemed very clean. It was running at 1350cfs - nearly twice the running rate as the pictures on this website. It was a fun run with the latter half being very active. The last class III has a high potential for pinning, so be careful.
500 cfs on the new river gauge is low minimum
It is runnable much higher than 5000 cfs on new river gauge by those with the skills.
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Straight down the middle.
A trip down the New River
Jumping off of New River Bridge
Gordon Byrd and Josey Chambers jumping off of the New River Bridge in Tn.
Last one before the takeout
More class II near the takeout
Another Class II+/III
Rapid below the big one
More fun Class II
Another solid class II
Another Class II
Typical Class II stuff
First major ledge
5 Miles of Flatwater
Havin' fun on the New
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