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Difficulty II-III
Length 4 Miles
Flow Range 600 - 10000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 9 years ago 5.2 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 03/19/2008 7:57 pm

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Local expert (Ron Stewart, Box 1337, Chattanooga, TN 37401)

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Robert Maxwell
15 years ago

The USGS North Chick gage is in an unstable stream bed that changes and shifts after floods. Lucky for us, the Bowater Paddler's gage is placed in a very stable area and hasn't changed with each flood. As of December 2004 here's how the USGS gage relates to the Paddler's Bowater Gage.

USGS = Paddlers Gage
10.93 = 5.50
7.68 = 3.25
7.23 = 2.90
6.92 = 2.80
6.84 = 2.50
6.57 = 2.20
6.30 = 1.80
6.27 = 1.75
6.16 = 1.50
6.14 = 1.10

I have an Excel 2000 spreadsheet that predicts the levels for North Chick and several other rivers in the southeast. If you

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Date Flow Result Factor  
2008-12-11 n/a Fatality Solo Paddling Read More



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Ron Stewart Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Kevin Colburn

Last week, American Whitewater recognized Ron Stewart for his many contributions to river stewardship - or more accurately steep creek stewardship.   American Whitewater presented Ron with an AW Lifetime Achievement Award at an AW event in Atlanta Georgia on September 28th, following a presentation on the many rivers and creeks Ron has sought to protect.  The honor comes with a framed and numbered William Nealy "mystery move" print.

Matt Muir


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