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Difficulty II+(III)
Length 2.6 Miles
Gauge LITTLE RIVER ABOVE TOWNSEND, TN
Flow Range 2.60 - 6.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 20 minutes ago 2.87 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 03/30/2008 9:27 pm

River Description


Rapid Descriptions

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matt
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8 years ago

Was curious, the map on this section has from the Y to down in Townsend and that section isn't really mentioned on any of the Little descriptions in AW? Earlier this Spring we ran from the Elbow to Y section and also about a couple of miles beyond to the KOA campground.. it was a lot of fun and at least 3 good class 2+/3- rapids w/ a few class 1/2 also at around 3ft on the Townsend gauge. Just thought i'd mention it and see if anyone else has run this part?

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10 years ago

12/20/2008. The log above Mary's Rock blocking the main channel was moved free in the December 11, 2008 high water. It has moved downstream closer to Mary's Rock, but a boat can manuver around it. Louis Rudolph

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whudgens
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6 years ago

Ran this section late afternoon Jan 19th, 2013. About 3.6ft on the gauge. The usual pleasant, class 2 run. A few new strainers here and there from the 6-8 inches of rain that came down this week, but nothing that really causes any problems. One log all the way across the creek, but high up in the air, enough to duck under.

Gage Descriptions

Utilizing the Townsend guage:
between 2.5 and 3.0 - an excellent beginner-intermediate trip
from 3.0 to 4.5 - it becomes much more significant
Above 4.5 it is as pushy as the Ocoee but only 20 to 30 ft wide
Above 5.5 I stay off of it
over 6' it becomes lethal!

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Date Flow Result Factor  
2011-07-11 Low Fatality Other Read More
2004-03-19 n/a Fatality Solo Paddling Read More

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