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Difficulty IV-V
Length 1 Miles
Gauge FOURMILE RUN AT ALEXANDRIA, VA
Flow Range 850 - 5000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 17 minutes ago 12.1 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 10/31/2010 3:20 pm

River Description


Extremely hard to catch. Very flashy. The run takes a super cell of rain in a short amount of time. It doesn't have to be a lot, just sustained hard rain for a decent amount of time - around 30 minutes. You must be very spontaneous and in the area to catch it.

Put-in is right after it goes under Military Road. This is all park land. There is one significant drop before it starts dropping under the George Washington Parkway. This is "Pump House Falls," which is just a 10-foot drop with a sticky hole at the bottom. The Gorge consists of three main drops, all of which are unnamed.

I (Erik Amason) believe I am the only person to have ever run this; please correct me if I am wrong. I have only run it twice, beginning with a run in 2003. The stream is very fast, has few eddies, and is very prone to wood jams and strainers. Scout all main drops. The rapids in the Gorge are constantly reconfigured due to log jams.

Rapid Descriptions

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Erik Amason
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12 years ago

Below George entrance rapid, everything is totally rearanged post summer 2006 big rains, alot less wood, but the rapids are niether harder nor earier.

Gauge Description


No gauge, visual only

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Directions Description


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Attention Virginia Boaters!

2003-04-24 00:00:00-04
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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