Very nice playwave. Great for front surfing and flat spins.
Great play spot when running 600-900 cfs
The phone number does not work for the release schedule. Like the last person asked, is the nanty/east fork the correct release schedule online for this spot? Bueller.....?
Does the dam always release really early in the morning? Every time I've checked it starts between 2 and 3am. Anyone recommend a good hotel in Cullowee? Also, this appears to be the new release schedule.
i heard that eternity washed out in the recent flood? anyone confirm this?
Just a correction for AW it takes about 15-20 min for the water to reach the Slab Hole
Nantahala Power posts the generation schedule for three days (though myself and others have noticed they are not 100% accurate)
Another note is that USGS has provided a new gauge about a mile from Eternity.
The guages is within 1 hour from the dam.
9 months ago
by Kevin Colburn
Listen for the report on the East Fork of the Tuckeseegee.
Usually takes 3-5 hours for the water to reach the Slab Hole.
There are scheduled releases for 2013 on both the East and West Forks Link - http://www.duke-energy.com/pdfs/Tuckasegee_Recreation_Flow_Calendar_2013.pdf
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