There are two release levels during the paddling season, scheduled West Fork releases are around 500 cfs and scheduled East Fork releases are around 700 cfs. 500 cfs is about the minimum flow to have fun, below this, the run is a scrape festival.
Check out the 3-day flow forecast (select "Nantahala Area" from the dropdown menu). A release schedule calendar is available on this page (a link on the right).
|TUCKASEGEE RIVER AT BARKER'S CREEK, NC|
|usgs-03510577||500 - 5000 cfs||II-III||00h44m||~ 1680 cfs (running)|
Gauge is at the takeout for this section
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