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Difficulty I-III
Length 8 Miles
Gauge CLINCH RIVER AT CLEVELAND, VA
Flow Range 600 - 5000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 57 minutes ago 647 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 12/23/2002 5:07 pm

River Description


This is a fairly mild section of river perfect for beginners at the appropriate levels. It also has some good play on it at various levels as well. Pucketts hole is good at all levels up to around 3000? which it starts to change. I do know of some holes downstream from the put in that were good enough to surf a raft in at low water levels, so they should be kickin for playboats. This run is commonly combined with the Big Cedar Creek run which in turn provides the only "exciting" whitewater in the gorge. After the Big Cedar confluence the river has a couple of surprises in store for the unwary. A series of nice ledges downstream of the confluence will form some big holes at higher levels but shouldn't be a problem at levels up to 3000 cfs. After this the river pretty much runs out of steam and makes way to the takeout near Nash Chapel Church on RL. When the river starts splitting around the islands, go left and stay there to make the take out.

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Summary of Gauge Readings

The gauge should be reading 600 cfs for a minimum level and up to 5000 for a max level. This all depends on your personal experience and how many houses, trees, cars,cattle, and other debris is floating by at the put in.

Gauge NameReadingTimeComment
CLINCH RIVER AT CLEVELAND, VA
AW Gauge Info
647 cfs 00h57m n/a
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Attention Virginia Boaters!

2003-04-24 00:00:00-04
Jason Robertson

During the high waters of Spring 2003, there has been a noticeable increase in reported confrontations between boaters and property owners in Virginia. Please remember to be respectful and courteous to property owners; do not trespass; and avoid confrontation in order to preserve access in the future.
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Matt Muir