This section may be run year round when there is sufficient rainfall to fill the free-flowing Russell Fork or when the Flannagan Dam on the Pound River is releasing.
Scheduled releases are every weekend during the month of October. Check with the Army Corps of Engineers whitewater release web web pages for times and volumes.
The Elkhorn City gauge is great, but only reads in stage and is a little hard to decipher. 6.3 ft is minimum, 7.4-7.5 ft is around 850 cfs. 8 ft is close to maxing out.
Check the rainfall gauges for Dickenson County, VA.
For more Russell Fork information, click here.
|Russell Fork Gorge|
|virtual-6393||125 - 1400 cfs||IV-V+||04h46m||101.6 cfs (too low)|
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