Augusta Canal Overflow, Georgia, US
|Usual Difficulty||III-V (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||30 fpm|
|Max Gradient||30 fpm|
|AUGUSTA CANAL NR AUGUSTA, GA (UPPER)|
|usgs-02196485||7.00 - 7.40 ft||III-V||00h27m||7.26 ft (running)|
|Uncertain whether gauge correlates at all to releases into this channel. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.|
This park and huck is located in Aqueduct Park, near downtown Augusta. There are two possible whitewater features in the park, the Overflow flume and the waterfall. The Overflow Flume runs consistently when the Augusta Canal gauge is over 7ft - usually during summer and fall months. The waterfall only runs after substantial rain in the area.
The flume is a bedrock slide, which drops 20-30ft over 50 yards. It is very shallow, and at higher flows the water is extremely powerful. When the canal is over 7.4 the haystack at the bottom gets very beefy, and the recovery pool turns into a dynamic, recirculating eddie. When the flume is running high, the recovery pool is a great place to practice your ferries.
Jason Benton testified:
This park and huck is located on the Augusta Canal pump station access road on the right just after you cross the RR tracks. It usually runs when the canal is high. It can often be found running after heavy rains and on high release weekends on the Savannah.
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
|0.1||Augusta Overflow Flume||IV|
This rapid is an intense bedrock slide. It drops 30-40 feet over 50 yards.