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North Branch Potomac River and Savage River

CURRENT AND PROJECTED NEAR-TERM RELEASES

Updated:      FEB 28, 2017

  28-Feb-2017 1-Mar-2017 2-Mar-2017
Jennings Randolph   ~300 cfs 300-400 cfs 300-400 cfs
Savage River   ~60 cfs 60-120 cfs 60-120 cfs

 

Releases from Jennings Randolph Lake and Savage River Dam are made for a variety of purposes. The flow values cited above are the expected releases from each dam and may be increased or decreased without prior notice, depending on changing climatic and hydrologic conditions.




RECREATIONAL RELEASE SCHEDULE FOR 2017
  Jennings Randolph Lake Savage River Dam
Weekend of Whitewater Non
Whitewater
Artificially
Varied Flow
Whitewater
icon1 icon2 icon3 icon4
1-2 April        
8-9 April   star    
15-16 April star      
22-23 April   star    
29-30 April star      
6-7 May   star    
13-14 May star      
20-21 May   star    
27-28 May star      
3-4 June       star (SAT, 3 JUN)
10-11 June   star    
17-18 June        
24-25 June   star    
1-2 July       star (SUN, 2 JUL)
8-9 July   star    
15-16 July        
22-23 July   star    
29-30 July        
5-6 Aug   star    
12-13 Aug        
19-20 Aug   star    
26-27 Aug     star (SAT-SUN, 26-27 AUG)  
2-3 Sep   star    
9-10 Sep        
16-17 Sep     star (SAT-SUN, 16-17 SEP)  
23-24 Sep   star    
30 Sep-1 Oct       star (SAT, 30 SEP)
7-8 Oct   star    
14-15 Oct        
21-22 Oct   star    
28-29 Oct        
4-5 Nov   star    
11-12 Nov        
18-19 Nov   star    
25-26 Nov        

icon1 Up to four 2-day whitewater releases from Jennings Randolph Lake may be made during the spring, as indicated in Column 2. These events are sponsored by the Mineral County Parks and Recreation. You can call them at (304) 788-5732 for further information.

icon2 Large releases from Jennings Randolph Lake are usually avoided on the weekends indicated in Column 3, unless such releases are needed as a result of highwater conditions, downstream water supply needs, or other unforeseen circumstances.

icon3 Water quality releases from Jennings Randolph Lake that are suitable for whitewater recreation may be made on selected weekends during the summer and fall, provided stream conditions are suitable and sufficient water is available. Such releases are usually confirmed about 2 to 4 weeks in advance. Check this website regularly for updates, or call a telephone recording at (410) 962-7687.

icon4 Up to three 1-day whitewater releases from Savage River Dam may be made during the spring, summer and fall as indicated in Column 5. Whitewater releases from Savage River Reservoir are sponsored by the Adventuresports Institute of Garrett College in cooperation with the Upper Potomac River Commission.