New - 13. Thurmond to Cunard


New, West Virginia, US

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13. Thurmond to Cunard

Usual Difficulty I-III (for normal flows)
Length 9.4 Miles

Surprise drop


Surprise drop
Photo by S.King taken 07/21/02

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
NEW RIVER AT THURMOND, WV
usgs-03185400 500 - 15250 cfs I-III 00h21m 10400 cfs (running)
NEW RIVER AT THURMOND, WV
usgs-03185400 1.25 - 9.50 ft I-III 00h21m 7.89 ft (running)


River Description

Mostly flatwater. Perhaps five class 2 rapids with long stretches of flatwater between them. There is also a class 3, with a big hole called Surprise. Surprise rapid is big enough to stand large rafts vertically at some flows.

New River Gorge National Park Website

National Park Service map of the New Gorge


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-07-13 13:02:02

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