From a report sent to members of the Canoe Cruiser's Assn. and the Blue Ridge voyagers canoe club.
"As of mid April 2018 a log jam was blocking the top part of Double Z Rapid. Exiting boat multiple yards above is not difficult (at 300 cfs)."
We ran the section on 14Mar2010 with 167-238 cfs on the Accotink at Annandale gauge. Fun but not superhigh level. Fairfax Parkway (i.e. Hooes Rd. put-in) bridge had painted white mark without numbers on the river left downstream side; 2/3 of mark was above water. Many strainers (10?), especially in upper section, but with very creative limboing only two required portaging. Gorge section was class III with lots of fun maneuvering. Next time would probably try to find the suggested intermediate put-in to cut off some of the flatish water at the beginning.
Watch out for the damn near the takeout. It is only about 2 feet high but feels and looks rather powerful. My group blundered into in the dark and although we punched the corner without issue, I'd keep an eye out for it.
We ran this section of the Pohick yesterday 10/27/07 @ 470cfs. It was a great run lots of fun. We had to portage 4 or 5 trees but none were in places too dangerous.
There is a painted RC gauge on the river right upstream side of the US 1 bridge, easily accessible from the residential dead-end street alongside US 1.
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