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North Branch Potomac River and Savage River


Updated:      OCT 02, 2023 at 08:19 AM

  2-Oct-2023 3-Oct-2023 4-Oct-2023
Jennings Randolph   ~225 cfs ~225 cfs ~225 cfs
Savage River   ~50 cfs ~50 cfs ~50 cfs


Updated release information for both Jennings Randolph Lake and Savage River Dam can be obtained by calling 410 962 7687.

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

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.