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


Updated:       MAY 03, 2016

  3-May-2016 4-May-2016 5-May-2016
Jennings Randolph   900 cfs ~ 500 cfs 500 - 800 cfs
Savage River   ~ 175 cfs ~ 175 cfs ~ 175 cfs


Jennings Randolph Releases
The third scheduled whitewater release from Jennings Randolph Lake for the 2016 season will be on Saturday May 7th and Sunday May 8th. The whitewater release will be 1,000 cfs from 10 AM to 4 PM each day. The pre-event and post-event ramping rates will be determined later this week.

Savage River Releases

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
2-3 April      
9-10 April      
16-17 April      
23-24 April      
30 Apr-1 May      
7-8 May      
14-15 May      
21-22 May      
28-29 May      
4-5 June       (SAT, 4 JUN)
11-12 June        
18-19 June        
25-26 June      
2-3 July       (SUN, 3 JUL)
9-10 July      
16-17 July        
23-24 July      
30-31 July        
6-7 Aug      
13-14 Aug        
20-21 Aug     (SAT-SUN, 20-21 AUG)  
27-28 Aug      
3-4 Sep        
10-11 Sep      
17-18 Sep     (SAT-SUN, 17-18 SEP)  
24-25 Sep       (SAT, 24 SEP)
1-2 Oct      
8-9 Oct        
15-16 Oct      
22-23 Oct        
29-30 Oct      
5-6 Nov        
12-13 Nov      
19-20 Nov        
26-27 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 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.