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Difficulty V
Length 1.4 Miles
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Reach Info Last Updated 06/02/2002 5:51 pm

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Runnable only when there's been a loooot of rain. Usually this section is dewatered by the Deep Creek "Lake" power plant. The run continues for a couple miles on the Top Yough. The listed length and gradient are for the Deep Creek part of the run only.

Jared Curtioff contributed:
There are three main drops, the first of which is a 7-10 foot drop that has rocks just at the water surface. It's runnable with some careful scouting. The second is a cascade about 15 ft high. It's a little boney but is managable with a little care. Just below is a thirty-ft drop. The line I've run is off the two-tiered part. Make sure you land flat at the botton. It's really shallow. After that there are several small drops 'til you get to the confluence with the Top Yough.

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Upper Yough Access Fundraiser a Big Success

2019-01-07 21:16:00-05
Charlie Walbridge

Tonight American Whitewater presented the Town of Friendsville, Maryland with a $5000 check towards the extension of the Upper Yough Access Parking Area. This, combined with a $1000 donation from Keelhaulers Canoe Club, made a strong statement of how much paddlers value the river and the town! Under the leadership of Mayor Spencer Schlosnagle and long time paddler and Friendsville resident Jess Whittemore the town raised $7 in additional funding for every dollar paddlers donated - just like they did on the initial construction! This makes these gifts a great value for the whitewater community. A big shout out and thank you to ALL who donated!

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