Gauge Description:

Note that the Savage River has three scheduled releases annually, but also runs occasionally following significant rain events.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
SAVAGE RIV BL SAVAGE RIV DAM NEAR BLOOMINGTON, MD
usgs-01597500 375 - 1800 cfs III-IV 00h39m ~ 278 cfs (too low)

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
375 - 400 cfs barely runnable-med runnable III-IV gauge is important or has warning
400 -1100 cfs med runnable-a bit pushy runnable III-IV gauge is important or has warning
1100 -1800 cfs a bit pushy runnable-high runnable III-IV 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
Savage [MD] Savage! n/a Matt Muir
Savage [md] Savage 89 Worlds Jon Lugbill - 3 n/a Jason Robertson
3y357d17h08m /Savage-Dam to North Branch Potomac River [MD] First Person View of Memorial Rock Rapid 900 cfs Colin Abernethy
6y235d12h53m /Savage-Dam to North Branch Potomac River [MD] Life long memories 1000 cfs John Alden
6y353d05h48m /Savage-Dam to North Branch Potomac River [MD] John Sweet 3000 cfs Bill Kirby
6y353d05h58m /Savage-Dam to North Branch Potomac River [MD] Slalom ca. 1973 n/a Bill Kirby
7y325d05h51m /Savage-Dam to North Branch Potomac River [MD] SAVAGE DAM Release BRIAN HALL 1000 cfs 153328
7y325d06h16m /Savage-Dam to North Branch Potomac River [MD] SAVAGE DAM Release BILLY BURSON 1000 cfs 153328
> 10 years Savage [MD] Memorial Rock 3.00ft, 861cfs Patricia Hachick
> 10 years Savage River [MD] Yet another great drop. 350cfs Chris Brock
> 10 years Savage [MD] Savage in the race course 350 cfs Bill Kirby
> 10 years Savage [MD] Savage Strainer n/a Matt Muir
> 10 years Savage River [MD] Savage River Slalom 1976 n/a Ken and Fran Strickland
> 10 years Savage [MD] Savage River Slalom 1976 n/a Ken and Fran Strickland
> 10 years /Savage-Dam to North Branch Potomac River [MD] Charlie Walbridge, Savage Races, 1973 0 cfs Bill Kirby
> 10 years Savage [MD] John Hefti at the Savage Races, 1973 2500-3000 cfs Bill Kirby