North Branch Potomac River and Savage River


Updated:       MAY 23, 2011

  23-May-2011 24-May-2011 25-May-2011
Jennings Randolph   750-1000 cfs 600-800 cfs 500-700 cfs
Savage River   200-300 cfs 150-250 cfs 125-200 cfs


Jennings Randolph Releases
We will be reducing outflow gradually over the next several days as inflow declines and as we stabilize the lake between elevations 1466.0 1466.5. A recreational release is scheduled for this coming weekend.

Savage River Releases
Minor spillway flow continues to occur and is decreasing slowly.

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
9-10 April      
16-17 April      
23-24 April      
30 April - 1 May      
7-8 May      
14-15 May      
21-22 May      
28-29 May      
4-5 June     (SUN, 5 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        
27-28 Aug      
3-4 Sep        
10-11 Sep      
17-18 Sep        
24-25 Sep     (SUN, 25 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 Commission. 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 sufficient water is available. Such releases are usually announced 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 the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Adventure Sports Center International in cooperation with the Upper Potomac River Commission.