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Difficulty I
Length 2.4 Miles
Gauge POTOMAC RIVER NEAR WASH, DC LITTLE FALLS PUMP STA
Flow Range 2.20 - 6.80 FT
Flow Rate as of: 46 minutes ago 5.86 [FT] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 12/14/2018 7:57 pm

River Description


Flatwater.  Rarely paddled by whitewater boaters because there's little of interest in terms of rapids.  It needs to be stressed that the low head dam (Brookmont Dam) at the end of this run is very dangerous.  Paddlers MUST take-out above this Dam.

Take out before the dangerous low head dam at Little Falls.

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Gauge NameReadingTimeComment
POTOMAC RIVER NEAR WASH, DC LITTLE FALLS PUMP STA
AW Gauge Info
5.86 ft ℹ️ 00h46m n/a
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Directions Description


We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

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Date Flow Result Factor  
1988-08-02 n/a Near Miss/Rescue Other Read More

Alerts

News

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Maryland Boating Regulations

2001-06-11 00:00:00-04
Jason Robertson

Maryland revised their state boating laws in early 2001. The new regulations have dropped the requirement for boaters to register before running Great Falls of the Potomac.
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Upper Yough Access Fundraiser a Big Success

2019-01-07 21:16:00-05
Charlie Walbridge

Tonight American Whitewater presented the Town of Friendsville, Maryland with a $5000 check towards the extension of the Upper Yough Access Parking Area. This, combined with a $1000 donation from Keelhaulers Canoe Club, made a strong statement of how much paddlers value the river and the town! Under the leadership of Mayor Spencer Schlosnagle and long time paddler and Friendsville resident Jess Whittemore the town raised $7 in additional funding for every dollar paddlers donated - just like they did on the initial construction! This makes these gifts a great value for the whitewater community. A big shout out and thank you to ALL who donated!

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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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Tony Allred Jr

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Matt Muir