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New River Dries Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the New River

New River Dries Info
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Put In:  Hawks Nest Dam
Take Out:  Gauley Bridge
Difficulty:  Class III , Class IV
Gradient:  18 fpm
Run Length:  6 miles
Current Streamflow:  5970 cfs @ 12/14/2016 01:45 PM - NEW RIVER AT THURMOND, WV, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  6-9'
Streamflow Comments:  Because of a large diversion this section only runs when flows exceed 10,000 cfs on the Hinton Gauge.
Hazards:  Landslide Rapid is choked by boulders creating 5 or 6 chutes, only a few of which are runnable. Scout or portage this rapid on river left.
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Location:  In the Mid-Atlantic (WV), of

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