Little - 5. Dam at Melrose to the Tennessee River

Little, Tennessee, US


5. Dam at Melrose to the Tennessee River

Usual Difficulty I (for normal flows)
Length 22 Miles
Avg. Gradient 5 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-03498500 200 - 20000 cfs I 00h19m 1170 cfs (running)
Flow range for best boatability uncertain. Please help your fellow boaters with a comment or report.

River Description

The river below the dam at Melrose to the Tennessee is class I with some nice scenery but limited access below the 411 bridge until Rockford which makes for a long haul.

IMPORTANT: There is a low-head dam in Rockford at the Rockford Manufacturing plant at approximately river mile 6.8 (TopoZone). DO NOT even think of running this dam - there have been at least four drownings involving boaters at this dam in the last 8 years.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2005-06-15 12:30:52


Rapid Descriptions

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