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North Branch Potomac River and Savage River


Updated:      NOV 14, 2018

  14-Nov-2018 15-Nov-2018 16-Nov-2018
Jennings Randolph   ~1,500 cfs 1000-1500 cfs ~450 cfs
Savage River   ~800 cfs 400-500 cfs 400-500 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
31 March - 1 April   star    
7-8 April star      
14-15 April   star    
21-22 April star      
28-29 April   star    
5-6 May star      
12-13 May   star    
19-20 May star      
26-27 May   star    
2-3 June       star (SAT, 2 JUN)
9-10 June   star    
16-17 June        
23-24 June   star    
30 June - 1 July       star (SUN, 1 JUL)
7-8 July   star    
14-15 July        
21-22 July   star    
28-29 July        
4-5 Aug   star    
11-12 Aug        
18-19 Aug   star    
25-26 Aug     star (SAT-SUN, 25-26 AUG)  
1-2 Sep   star    
8-9 Sep        
15-16 Sep     star (SAT-SUN, 15-16 SEP) CANCELED  
22-23 Sep   star    
29-30 Sep       star (SAT, 29 SEP)
6-7 Oct   star    
13-14 Oct        
20-21 Oct   star    
27-28 Oct        
3-4 Nov   star    
10-11 Nov        
12-13 Nov   star    
24-25 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.