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Difficulty II
Length 12 Miles
Gauge N F RIVANNA RIVER NEAR EARLYSVILLE, VA
Flow Range 2.80 - 15.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 4.43 [FT] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 02/10/2004 11:17 pm

River Description


Virginia Whitewater, Roger Corbett

Rapid Descriptions

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Rob Trundle
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12 years ago

I am a believer in trying any river once, but I feel like we as locals owe it to non locals to call it like we see it- this river really isn't worth the paddle. Class 1 is the BEST I could call it, and it has a 4 foot dam/portage that lowers its desirability rating even further. I ran it "high" (600cfs at Earlysville) on 1/1/06 because the Moormans hadn't come up (our best local stream) and I thought being a "fork" it would be more interesting than the Main Rivanna. I am sad to say it wasn't. If you're interested in an interesting whitewater stream (after all, this isn't American Flatwater) in the Cville area, try the Moormans, Rivanna from Market to Shadwell, or head out farther to the Hardware, Tye, etc.... It might be good to put a cooler of beer in the boat and fish n' float, though. RT

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BradR
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15 years ago


I would like to pass along some hopefully useful information for this river.
The information currently displayed appears to be from Corbett's book,
however I believe there is now some better information available in regards
to gauge level.

The USGS has begun reporting data for this stream again at station ID#
02032640 found here:

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/va/nwis/uv/?site_no=02032640&PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060,00062

The gauge that Corbett has referenced is in a different watershed, so using
the NF Rivanna gauge will deliver a more accurate measure of the NF Rivanna
volume.

From my observations, a minimum level for this stretch would be 2.8 ft on
the above gauge. I also feel that the difficulty rating has been overstated.
I would rate this river a class I-II- at most. I am an open boater and
probably rate rivers a little higher in difficulty than most kayakers.

Hopefully this information can be of use. Please let me know if you have any
other questions.

Regards,

Daryl Beck

Summary of Gauge Readings

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Gauge NameReadingTimeComment
N F RIVANNA RIVER NEAR EARLYSVILLE, VA
AW Gauge Info
4.43 ft ℹ️ 01h11m 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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