North Branch Potomac River and Savage River Releases
North Branch Potomac River and Savage River

CURRENT AND PROJECTED NEAR-TERM RELEASES

Updated:       JUL 31, 2014

  31-Jul-2014 1-Aug-2014 2-Aug-2014
Jennings Randolph   ~ 225 cfs ~ 225 cfs ~ 225 cfs
Savage River   45 - 50 cfs 45 - 50 cfs 45 -50 cfs

 

Jennings Randolph Releases
If present hydrologic conditions continue, we will maintain outflow at approximately 225 cfs at least through the upcoming weekend (2 & 3 August). We will evaluate the need for a possible outflow reduction early next week.

Savage River Releases
We will temporarily reduce outflow to 30 cfs on Monday and Tuesday (4 & 5 August) of next week to facilitate downstream trout population surveys by MD DNR.


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 2014
  Jennings Randolph Lake Savage River Dam
Weekend of Whitewater Non
Whitewater
Artificially
Varied Flow
Whitewater
5-6 April      
12-13 April      
19-20 April      
26-27 April      
3-4 May      
10-11 May      
17-18 May      
24-25 May      
31 May - 1 June        
7-8 June     (SAT, 7 JUN)
14-15 June        
21-22 June      
28-29 June        
5-6 July     (SUN, 6 JUL)
12-13 July        
19-20 July      
26-27 July        
2-3 Aug      
9-10 Aug        
16-17 Aug      
23-24 Aug        
30-31 Aug     (SAT-SUN, 30-31 AUG)  
6-7 Sep     (SUN, 7 SEP)
13-14 Sep        
20-21 Sep      
27-28 Sep     (SAT-SUN, 27-28 SEP)  
4-5 Oct      
11-12 Oct        
18-19 Oct      
25-26 Oct        
1-2 Nov      
8-9 Nov        
15-16 Nov      
22-23 Nov        

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.

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.

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.

Up to three 1-day whitewater releases from Savage River Dam may be made during the summer, as indicated in Column 5. Whitewater releases from Savage River Reservoir are sponsored by Adventure Sports Center International in cooperation with the Upper Potomac River Commission.