Potomac, S. Branch - 7. US 220 Bridge north of Moorefield to Harmison's Landing near Sector

Potomac, S. Branch, West Virginia, US


7. US 220 Bridge north of Moorefield to Harmison's Landing near Sector (Trough)

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 11 Miles
Avg. Gradient 10 fpm
Max Gradient 10 fpm

Train in the Canyon

Train in the Canyon
Photo by John Duke taken 10-01 @ 1.8 springfield

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01608500 1.80 - 10.00 ft I-II 00h19m 1.27 ft (too low)

River Description

Lat/longitude coords are approximate, from TopoZone.

The following information from John Duke
Access points:
Put-in at the public access parking lot at the Route 220 bridge
Take-out at the public river access near the Trough General store

River Description:
Although not a true whitewater run this is a beautiful stretch of river! I highly recommend this run when the upper canyons (Hopeville, Smokehole, and Moorefield)are to low.

The first five miles are rolling farmland until a railroad bridge bridge is passed. Then 1000 foot walls converge to form "THE TROUGH" for the next 6 miles.

There are many primative campsites on river right inside the trough, but get there early the best get taken FAST.

Accommodations: Many Motels in Moorefield and Romney

Fishing: Great fishing for bass,catfish and carp..

E-mail me! with any questions

StreamTeam Status: Verified
Last Updated: 2003-10-01 22:41:34


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