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North Branch Potomac River and Savage River


Updated:      APR 08, 2020 at 12:16 PM

  8-Apr-2020 9-Apr-2020 10-Apr-2020
Jennings Randolph   approx. 800 cfs 800 - 1,200 cfs 800 - 1,200 cfs
Savage River   approx. 120 cfs 120 - 200 cfs 120 - 200 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.

  Jennings Randolph Lake Savage River Dam
Weekend of Whitewater Non
Varied Flow
icon1 icon2 icon3 icon4
28-29 March        
4-5 April star      
11-12 April   star    
18-19 April star      
25-26 April   star    
2-3 May star      
9-10 May   star    
16-17 May star      
23-24 May   star    
30-31 May        
6-7 June       star (SAT, 6 JUN)
13-14 June   star    
20-21 June        
27-28 June   star    
4-5 July       star (SUN, 5 JUL)
11-12 July   star    
18-19 July        
25-26 July   star    
1-2 Aug        
8-9 Aug   star    
15-16 Aug        
22-23 Aug   star    
29-30 Aug     star (SAT-SUN, 29-30 AUG)  
5-6 Sep   star    
12-13 Sep        
19-20 Sep     star (SAT-SUN, 19-20 SEP)  
26-27 Sep       star (SAT, 26 SEP)
3-4 Oct   star    
10-11 Oct        
17-18 Oct   star    
24-25 Oct        
31 Oct - 1 Nov   star    
7-8 Nov        
14-15 Nov   star    
21-22 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.