Emory, Tennessee, US
|Usual Difficulty||I-III (for normal flows)|
|OBED RIVER NEAR LANCING, TN|
|usgs-03539800||450 - 50000 cfs||I-III||01h10m||1470 cfs (running)|
|Flow range for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.|
The Emory river from Nemo to Oakdale is an easy float trip suitable for beginner paddlers.The
scenery is good and all of the rapids are easy class I-II with the exception of Nemo rapid (right
at the beginning of the run) which is easy class 3.
The put-in is at Nemo bridge. A short trip (~5.7 miles) will takeout at Camp Austin Road, otherwise continue to the listed take-out for the full run.
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|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
|0.0||Drainage area: ~616 sq.mi.||N/A|
|5.7||Camp Austin Road||N/A|
At the listed put-in drainage area is ~616 square miles (as calculated by USGS StreamStats 4.2.0 software).
By the Camp Austin Road bridge it has increased to ~705 square miles, and by the listed take-out it has increased to ~ 764 square miles.
Just downstream of the put-in, most of the flow takes a sharp left-hand bend at the head of an island, then trips across a significant ledge. The channel to the right of the island is rather congested with a mess of trees, thus may be impassable. Boaters in the left channel may want to hug the right shore as the island ends, and check for a smaller ledge/feature as that flow rejoins.
Not far below Camp Austin Road, some (uncharacteristic for this run) rocks obstruct the flow, creating the second 'significant' rapids on this run.