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Difficulty II+(III)
Length 0.1 Miles
Gauge BROAD RIVER NEAR BELL, GA
Flow Range 1800 - 20000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 3 hours ago 968 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 05/11/2008 12:32 pm

River Description


Lawson Moore shared:

I would like to share some river information I have gathered on an Athens,Georgia park-and-play that is currently unlisted on your site. The South Fork of the Broad River, in Madison County, Georgia, just north of Athens, sports a respectable class-2+ (3) park-and-play spot.  The run is located within WatsonMillBridge State Park. It contains one 15-foot slide, ledges, a technical class-2 rock garden, a couple decent waves, and many eddies left and right. I played this spot 12/30/07 and took a couple of photos I have attached for you guys. 

Lat/longitude of the putin and takeout are rough guesses, to get the intrepid surfer literally into the ballpark. Note that at least one map shows a dam just downstream of the covered bridge. Don't be an idjit and run this thingie without scouting.

 

 

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Tom Welander
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4 months ago

The specified rating for this reach: "II+(III)" ...is that intended to mean "Predominately class II+ with one or two class III rapids", or does it mean "It's a II+ or a III, I'm not certain."? It seems overly granular to characterize a park & play spot as having multiple sub-sections of varying difficulty.

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Lawson Moore shared: 

There is no gage on this river; however, The main branch of the Broad has many within the watershed. USGS station# 021192000 Broad River near Bell, Georgia read 6.58 feet or 1840 cfs when I was in the river. I would consider this a low runnable level.

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34.0265,-83.07

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Lat/longitude of the putin and takeout are rough guesses, to get the intrepid surfer literally into the ballpark. Note that at least one map lists a dam just downstream of the covered bridge. Don't be an idjit and run this thingie without scouting.

Click here for directions to Watson Mill Bridge State Park from Athens, GA.

 

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