Because of its smaller watershed, the Beaverdam levels fall fast and don't correlate exactly with the levels at Whitetop. Ran it the other day at 2000cfs Whitetop, but that correlated more like 1300cfs for Beaverdam, a bony run. The Tennessee Laurel correlates much better with Whitetop, but still runs off quicker than Whitetop.
If you follow the run all the way into town, there is a surprise class III near the end of the run. You'll see a horizon line and the right bank is a concrete wall. Scout left.
7 years ago
by Wayne R Teague
South Fork Holston near Damascus should be running a minimum of 1500cfs.An indicator of area rainfall can be found at www.afws.net/data/va/washington.htm
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