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Difficulty II-III
Length 6 Miles
Gauge BATTLE RUN NEAR LAUREL MILLS, VA
Flow Range 200 - 1000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 12.2 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 04/09/2008 7:34 pm

River Description


Corbett, Roger, Virginia Whitewater

The Rock Mills takeout can also be used for whitewater sections of the Covington andThornton.

Ed Evangelidi testifies:
The Rush certainly is appropriately named, especially in the upper parts. The Âold Rte. 211 bridge just above the present highway was severely damaged in a flood and replaced with a bridge that is much higher. With it went a handy painted gauge. Therefore the best rough gauge now is to go to the small park just downstream from the highway and look at the gravely rapid just downstream. If it is marginal, the whole trip may be an annoyance. This creek competes with the nearby Covington as to which falls first. So donÂt assume that they will both be either up or not, even though they roughly require and get the same rainfall. There is a wire fence just downstream from a sharp left turn in the creek. It has a tiny eddy on the left just at the fence. DonÂt crowd your probe and when you see wire fences along the banks and come to a sharp left turn, be on the lookout. You can usually have someone stand in the cold water and lift the wires to let the others through. This small creek has numerous surf spots from top to bottom.

Rapid Descriptions

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Courtney Caldwell
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8 years ago

Ran the Rush yesterday (3-12-11) and there were no barbed wire fences, but several downed trees.

Gage Descriptions

The Rush has an 11-square-mile watershed so you need to catch it quickly. The Remington gauge is a good distance downstream.

Directions Description


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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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Matt Muir

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