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Difficulty IV+ at this flow (IV+ normally)
Length 4 Miles
Gauge CLINCH RIVER AT SPEERS FERRY, VA
Flow Range 7500 - 25000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 2870 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 03/03/2012 4:33 am

River Description


Steep boulder creekin complete with stomping holes and some bedrock thrown in here and there just for fun. The creek is still full of wood from the last couple of years flooding. If it can be caught clean, it is one wicked ride.

IF you find this stream with adequate water, you can hike in with a bowsaw/folding saw and have one bang up day. Just be sure to allow plenty of time for the trip and potential portages.

This run is a step up from Little Stony.

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Gage Descriptions

The Clinch @ Speers Ferry should be 7500 and rising for a run on the Mountain Fork. 

AFWS gauges to pay attention to for rainfall data in this watershed are Camp Rock & Stoney Creek.

http://afws.erh.noaa.gov/afws/county.php?wfo=mrx&state=51&county=169
 During fall/winter/spring months, look for 1.25"+ of rain for this creek to have enough water. During the summer months, look for upwards of 2" of rain for a run.

 

Directions Description


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News

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Attention Virginia Boaters!

4/24/2003
Jason Robertson

During the high waters of Spring 2003, there has been a noticeable increase in reported confrontations between boaters and property owners in Virginia. Please remember to be respectful and courteous to property owners; do not trespass; and avoid confrontation in order to preserve access in the future.
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