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 00h25m 58.2 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
4y166d01h54m /Savage-Dam to North Branch Potomac River [MD] First Person View of Memorial Rock Rapid 900 cfs Colin Abernethy
7y43d21h39m /Savage-Dam to North Branch Potomac River [MD] Life long memories 1000 cfs John Alden
7y161d14h34m /Savage-Dam to North Branch Potomac River [MD] John Sweet 3000 cfs Bill Kirby
7y161d14h44m /Savage-Dam to North Branch Potomac River [MD] Slalom ca. 1973 n/a Bill Kirby
8y133d14h37m /Savage-Dam to North Branch Potomac River [MD] SAVAGE DAM Release BRIAN HALL 1000 cfs 153328
8y133d15h02m /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