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Difficulty II-III
Length 8 Miles
Flow Range 1.30 - 4.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 17 minutes ago 2.35 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/27/2006 2:30 pm

River Description

Rapid Descriptions


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17 years ago

There are a few 8 to 10 foot tall ledges above north river. When the river was over three feet, these drops were bigger than the first two ledges on the section below.

Gage Descriptions

Low 200 cfs, High 1000 cfs

As of September 2001 the USGS gauge is back on the web!!

Conversion from feet to cfs, from Julie Keller:

1.9   305   3.5   998   
2.0   330   4.0  1250   
2.2   403   4.5  1515   
2.5   526   5.0  1800   
2.7   618   6.0  2400   
3.0   770   7.0  3150 

USGS gauge at Tellico Plains also available at 1-900-288-8732.

Directions Description

We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

Date Flow Result Factor  
2002-05-04 High Fatality High Water Read More




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USFS to host Tellico River Cleanup

Ben Van Camp

The US Forest Service is organizing a river cleanup on Tennesse's Annual River Clean Up on Saturday, March 08, 2008. Last year’s clean up saw over 200 participants and nearly 2 tons of trash was collected along TellicoRiver, North River and the North Carolina OHV Area. This event is being sponsored by the USDA Forest Service, Trout Unlimited,  Chattanooga Trout Association, American Whitewater, and the Tennessee Valley Authority.

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USGS Tellico Gauge: The Rest of the Story

Joe Greiner

The new USGS Tellico River gauge is now online. How did it get there? Read about how American Whitewater and boaters like you worked to get this important gauge reported in realtime and onto the internet.

Matt Muir


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1191584 04/27/06 n/a update disabled gauge