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Difficulty I-II
Length 25 Miles
Gauge N F SHENANDOAH RIVER AT COOTES STORE, VA
Flow Range 4.50 - 10.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 19 minutes ago 2.99 [FT] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 12/03/2001 11:49 am

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Virginia Whitewater, Roger Corbett

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10 years ago

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.

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10 years ago

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

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10 years ago

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

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10 years ago

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

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10 years ago

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

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11 years ago

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

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12 years ago

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

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Mark Andes
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16 years ago

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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Attention Virginia Boaters!

4/24/2003
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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