Gauge Description:

This section runs at most levels. The above gauge recommendations reflect levels where the described features are apparant. When the LF gauge goes above 4 feet, the rapids begin to wash out and alternative routes can be used by the intermediate and above paddler.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
POTOMAC RIVER NEAR WASH, DC LITTLE FALLS PUMP STA
usgs-01646500 2.20 - 6.80 ft I-II 00h19m 4.07 ft (running)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
2.20 -2.40 ft barely runnable-med runnable I-II gauge is important or has warning
2.40 -6.00 ft med runnable-a bit pushy runnable I-II gauge is important or has warning
6.00 -6.80 ft a bit pushy runnable-high runnable I-II gauge is important or has warning

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
[ ] Violettes 1 n/a RC Forney
2y187d12h11m /Potomac-2. Violette's Lock/GW Canal Loop [MD] End of flatwater at Violette's Lock n/a David Fielding
2y187d12h18m /Potomac-2. Violette's Lock/GW Canal Loop [MD] C&O Canal and Potomac just 1/2 mile downstream from Violette's Lock n/a David Fielding
2y187d12h24m /Potomac-2. Violette's Lock/GW Canal Loop [MD] Just upriver from Violette's Lock looking downstream n/a David Fielding
2y187d12h28m /Potomac-2. Violette's Lock/GW Canal Loop [MD] Birds eye view downstream from Violette's Lock n/a David Fielding
2y187d12h34m /Potomac-2. Violette's Lock/GW Canal Loop [MD] C&O Canal 1/2 mile downstream from Violette's Lock n/a David Fielding
2y187d12h42m /Potomac-2. Violette's Lock/GW Canal Loop [MD] Birds eye view upriver, 3/4 mile downstream from Violette's Lock n/a David Fielding
2y187d12h45m /Potomac-2. Violette's Lock/GW Canal Loop [MD] Rock island just downstream from Violette's Lock n/a David Fielding
2y187d12h49m /Potomac-2. Violette's Lock/GW Canal Loop [MD] Birds eye view near the Virginia side of the Potomac n/a David Fielding
2y187d12h54m /Potomac-2. Violette's Lock/GW Canal Loop [MD] Just downstream from the put-in at Violette's Lock n/a David Fielding
2y187d12h58m /Potomac-2. Violette's Lock/GW Canal Loop [MD] 1/2 mile downstream from Violette's Lock, looking upriver n/a David Fielding
2y187d13h10m /Potomac-2. Violette's Lock/GW Canal Loop [MD] 1/2 mile downstream from Violette's Lock n/a David Fielding
3y184d15h34m /Potomac-2. Violette's Lock/GW Canal Loop [MD] Center Line good 4.02 ft Joel Nelson
3y307d07h04m /Potomac-2. Violette's Lock/GW Canal Loop [MD] Account of 06/07/16 0 cfs James Walker
8y20d11h01m /Potomac-2. Violette's Lock/GW Canal Loop [MD] park-n-play n/a Colin Abernethy
8y20d11h02m /Potomac-2. Violette's Lock/GW Canal Loop [MD] Put-in n/a Colin Abernethy
8y20d14h34m /Potomac-2. Violette's Lock/GW Canal Loop [MD] Nice park-n-play spot at Violette's Lock 3.93 ft Colin Abernethy
9y250d16h19m @Potomac 2. Violette's Lock/GW Canal Loop [MD] Surfing on a Saturday low runnable level Chris Rivers
> 10 years Potomac-Violettes Lock Section [MD] Surfing wave in GW Canal 1600 cfs-POR gauge RC Forney
> 10 years Potomac [MD] The Surfer's Hole @ the GW Canal 3.7 Ft Mark Anderson