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Difficulty I-III
Length 11.88 Miles
Gauge OBED RIVER AT ADAMS BRIDGE NEAR CROSSVILLE, TN
Flow Range 200 - 1000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 25.4 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 03/23/2018 2:17 am

River Description


See Tennessee Paddle for info on this and other streams in the Obed/Emory watershed.

This run appears to be populated by a great number of generally very brief rapids.

Rapid Descriptions

Drainage area: ~107 sq.mi.

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At the listed put-in drainage area is ~107 square miles (as calculated by USGS StreamStats 4.2.0 software).

By the listed take-out it has increased to ~155 square miles.

Rapids

Class - N/A Mile - 2.26
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Rapids? Obstruction? Visual glitch?

Class - N/A Mile - 2.58
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Rapids

Class - N/A Mile - 3.44
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Rapids

Class - N/A Mile - 4.7
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Rapids

Class - N/A Mile - 5.27
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Rapids

Class - N/A Mile - 5.73
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Rapids

Class - N/A Mile - 6.9
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Rapids

Class - N/A Mile - 7.04
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Rock Maze Rapids

Class - N/A Mile - 7.25
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This one looks potentially complex (at good flows).

Ledge

Class - N/A Mile - 7.63
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Rapids

Class - N/A Mile - 8.49
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Rapids

Class - N/A Mile - 8.74
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Merge Right

Class - N/A Mile - 8.91
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An arc of rocks from the left shore funnels flow to the right in a (typically brief) rapids here.

Rapids

Class - N/A Mile - 9.21
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Caution! Wood is likely to accumulate on rocks and block the river here. Just downstream, the river curves to the right, and will likely run through a fine wave-train as it does.

Rock Jumble

Class - N/A Mile - 9.42
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A significant rocky jumble spans the river (almost like a broken-out rockdam). On river-left, a short ledge/hole leads directly into a large rock sentinel standing on shore, diverting flow out toward center.

Zig-Zag

Class - N/A Mile - 9.66
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Pour-over/Wave/Hole

Class - N/A Mile - 9.84
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The Piers

Class - N/A Mile - 10
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A series of rocks in the water (standing almost like piers, though perhaps covered at good flows) lead to a rocky jumble, likely to make another short confused rapids.

Rapids

Class - N/A Mile - 10.29
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Slightly longer than most of the rapids on this run (though still not all that long), a series of ledge/wave/holes, leading to a huge river-left-shore rock diverting flow to the right.

Piano Rock

Class - N/A Mile - 10.5
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A large slab rock (center-right), and a more vertical rock (center-left) split the flow. River-right may be a bit of a sticky hole (or a wave), while river-left is more likely a brief wave-train.

The Funnel

Class - N/A Mile - 10.66
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A very rocky narrowing appears likely to create a significant hole at certain flows. (This may merit scouting at times!) Again, one of the longer rapids, with more continued ledges, rocks, and holes after the initial action.

Squeeze Left, Get Right

Class - N/A Mile - 10.95
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Rocks at river-right are likely to make a river-left chute preferred. Just downstream, a large rock river-left will direct flow back to the right.

Uh-Oh!

Class - N/A Mile - 11.12
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Likely the most lengthy and potentially complex drop on the run, running more than a quarter-mile, with twists and turns, boulder fences (and likely wood accumulations), diagonal ledges, a flume/drop or two, waves, and holes.

Hello Daddy

Class - N/A Mile - 11.68
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A short pourover into a quick rock-jumble and a brief pool preceed the confluence with Daddys Creek, and (shortly beyond that) your take-out on river-left. 

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Simon Krzych
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5 years ago

Obed River, Potter's Ford Road to Potter's Chapel Road (aka Obed Junction) Class 1-3 (listed on AW as Obed -3. Potter's Ford to Obed Junction) - Minimum flow is 200 cfs for canoes and 600 cfs for the Avon Ranger on Obed River at Adam's Bridge near Crossville, TN - Max flow is 1000 cfs - Run is 12 river miles - Not much info

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1191568 05/04/09 Matt Muir n/a
1209116 03/23/18 Rob put-in/take-out were way off named in/out