We did this run today when the online Remington gauge was around 8.25 feet. The painted gauge on the bridge on route 647 was 1.8 feet, so squarely in Grove (1992)'s range of 1-3 feet. We ran from 645 down to 211. The first few miles were pretty fast with several trees to avoid. We only had to carry around one though. There was only one rapid of note, an S turn with a hole at the bottom. It was a little high for my preference for a tandem open canoe because of the trees. But it would have been fine in a kayak.
Regarding the Rappahannock from 647
Gauge suggestions refer to recommended interim putin at Route 645 (Tapps Ford Rd.) that makes for a 7.5-mile trip. For the entire 13.5 miles from Rte. 647, look for a minimum of 4.8 feet at Remington. The painted gauge at Hwy 29 should read at least 1 foot for either section.
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Rappahannock and Redbut
Deadfall tree on the Upper Rapp (above 645)
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