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Difficulty II-III
Length 3 Miles
Gauge NORTH BRANCH POTOMAC RIVER AT KITZMILLER, MD
Flow Range 3.50 - 7.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 53 minutes ago 2.04 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 05/27/2009 1:32 am

River Description


This section requires an additional 5-mile flatwater paddle on Jennings Randolph Lake to the first access point on river (lake) right.

Lat/longitude coords are approximate, from TopoZone.

Rapid Descriptions

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Steven Guinn
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1 year ago

At the full reservoir levels, the flatwater distance is not five miles, but 3.5 to the WV boat launch and 3 miles to the MD launch

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Robert Mullen
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18 years ago

This section of the Kitzmiller run has the best surf waves around the area.

Gage Descriptions

The NWS sets flood stage at 9.00'

Permits

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Directions Description


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Upper Yough Access Depends on Everyone

7/16/2019
Charlie and Sandy Walbridge

Many thanks those who have contributed to AW's Sang Run Access Fund on line. We raised over $1200 to pay for the porta potty and gravel. Thanks to you, we've maintained this site for the State of Maryland for over 20 years! Let's also give a special shout out to Don Millard, who has cut the grass in both Friendsville and Sang Run for many years to keep our access costs low. If not for him you might see a parking fee of $5 a head at both ends! Jeff Macklin Photo

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Gauley Fest - September 13-16, 2018 - Summersville, WV

9/4/2018
Mark Singleton

Get your groove on baby! This year Gauley Fest is a 60’s themed event to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. To memorialize that historic event we are flashing back to another era for a 60’s throwdown. Started in 1983 to celebrate the derailment of a hydro-electric project that would have disrupted the flows on the Gauley River, Gauley Fest has grown to become the largest paddling festival in the world.

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2018 Letter To Gauley Boaters From The NPS (WV)

8/21/2018
Mark Singleton

American Whitewater received the following open letter to boaters from the rangers and staff of the Gauley River National Recreation Area. This letter will keep you up to date on important management actions of the National Park Service on the Gauley River. Enjoy your paddling season on this classic whitewater river. As in past years, American Whitewater has leased the field above Masons Branch, also known as the Legg field, for overflow parking.

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North Branch Potomac (MD) Report Links Water Quality with Recreational Economies

1/6/2011
Kevin Colburn

A report released today links acid mine drainage remediation on the North Branch of the Potomac River with significant regional economic benefits of angling and paddling. The report reveals a compelling and cautionary case study of the economic benefits of protecting and restoring rivers.  

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2010 Potomac Fest - July 10-11 (MD/VA)

7/9/2010
Kevin Colburn

Come see American Whitewater at this year's Potomac Fest, July 10 and 11 in Great Falls, MD/VA!  Just minutes from the Nation's Capital, the 20th Annual Potomac Whitewater Festival will be two days of fun events organized to delight beginners, experts and spectators alike.

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Cheat Canyon Settlement Reached; Land Set Aside for Endangered Species

2/13/2007
Charles Walbridge

After two years of intense negotiations an agreement reached to protect endangered species in the Cheat River Canyon. Allegheny Wood Products acquired roughly 5,000 acres in the Cheat Canyon below Albright, WV in 2003 for $9.75 million. When they began building roads and cutting trees the following year the government took no steps to enforce the Endangered Species Act. A lawsuit was filed in 2005 by Friends of Blackwater Canyon, the WV Chapter of the Sierra Club, and the Cheat Lake Environmental and Recreational Association. Although American Whitewater was not a party to the litigation we are gratified that an agreement was reached and commend both parties for their efforts.
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Matt Muir

Revisions

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1193079 02/14/04 n/a n/a
1195076 05/27/09 Matt Muir 8-22-2017 - cleanup