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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: 44 minutes ago 3.19 [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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Date Flow Result Factor  
1988-08-02 n/a Near Miss/Rescue Other Read More

Alerts

News

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Upper Yough Access Depends on Everyone

7/16/2019
Charlie and Sandy Walbridge

Many thanks those who have contributed to AW's Sang Run Access Fund on line. We raised over $1200 to pay for the porta potty and gravel. Thanks to you, we've maintained this site for the State of Maryland for over 20 years! Let's also give a special shout out to Don Millard, who has cut the grass in both Friendsville and Sang Run for many years to keep our access costs low. If not for him you might see a parking fee of $5 a head at both ends! Jeff Macklin Photo

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Attention Virginia Boaters!

4/24/2003
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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Maryland Boating Regulations

6/11/2001
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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Tony Allred Jr

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Matt Muir

Revisions

Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1208446 11/07/17 Tony Allred Jr 11-7-2017 - added additional comment about Brookmont Dam
1210705 12/14/18 Tony Allred Jr 12-15-2018 - cleanup
1208440 11/07/17 Tony Allred Jr 11-7-2017 - cleanup
1190534 05/31/04 n/a 11-7-2017 - cleanup
1208447 11/07/17 Tony Allred Jr 11-7-2017 - cleanup
1208448 11/07/17 Tony Allred Jr 3-26-2018 - cleanup