Middle - Westview (Route 254) to Verona (Route 11)


Middle, Virginia, US

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Westview (Route 254) to Verona (Route 11)

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 25 Miles
Avg. Gradient 13 fpm
Max Gradient 20 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
N F SHENANDOAH RIVER AT COOTES STORE, VA
usgs-01632000 4.50 - 10.00 ft I-II 00h52m 2.4 ft (too low)


River Description

Virginia Whitewater, Roger Corbett
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2001-12-03 11:49:14

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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May 5 2009 (3365 days ago)
x (1)
Thanks for the link on the USGS site, looks better than the AW guage. Yea, the fishing is the only
reason to hit this strech. Shallow waters and rocky rapids can drive you mad.
May 1 2009 (3369 days ago)
x (1)
sorry just to clarify...the AW guage shows NF Shenandoah which is a totally different
watershed...i'm talking about the ACTUAL guage on the Middle River that i posted below on the USGS
site
April 30 2009 (3370 days ago)
x (1)
this gauge is near grottoes...the middle picks up Christians creek in New Hope plus other small
tribs like lewis creek after verona...like you said take a look its worth it for the fishing (no
pressure) caught 22 small mouth last sunday...and a piece of metal in my foot(there is some junk in
this stretch) the guage said 4.5 ....probably not 2 ft higher than when you ran either
April 17 2009 (3383 days ago)
x (1)
one last guage comment, ignore it. If you want to know the level go and look. it reads 3.93 now and
the river is lower than it was at 2.00
March 21 2009 (3410 days ago)
x (1)
I ran this run a couple of days ago at 2.00 and it was at least 9 inches over the level at 1.91. I
think the guage is inaccurate, or just wrong. (good run, a little scrape but no dragging). take out
at the KOA to avoide the most shallow parts
September 14 2008 (3598 days ago)
x (1)
I ran about 6 miles to route 11 in verona yestertday at 1.91 ft. very low and lots of scraping and
draging, 2.5 would be enjoyable. fishing is great and the waterfall is nice @the KOA (from
tributary not on middle). not any white water to speak of @1.91
June 20 2007 (4050 days ago)
anthony hangerDetails
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?01625000 is a guage on the middle river neat grottoes, va...don't
have any idea of what a good level is though, if the water on the middle was up chances are nearby
rivs like the north, south, and s.f. shenandoah would be a better day spent
November 14 2003 (5364 days ago)
Mark AndesDetails
The gauge on this river doesn't make sense, since the Middle is a tributary to the South Fork of
the Shenandoah River and not the North fork. Heck their water sheads are seperated by a
mountain.

Not that many people run the middle for it's white water....


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