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North Branch Potomac River and Savage River


Updated:      APR 21, 2024 at 07:53 AM

  21-Apr-2024 22-Apr-2024 23-Apr-2024
Jennings Randolph   850-->1000-->450 cfs ~450 cfs ~450 cfs
Savage River   ~200 cfs ~200 cfs ~200 cfs


Jennings Randolph Releases
The next whitewater recreational release for 2024 from Jennings Randolph Lake is scheduled for today, April 21, 2024. The release is scheduled to be 1,000 cfs from 10AM to 4PM. After the release today the flow will between reduced to 450 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
30-31 March   star    
6-7 April star      
13-14 April   star    
20-21 April star      
27-28 April   star    
4-5 May star      
11-12 May   star    
18-19 May star      
25-26 May   star    
1-2 June       star (SAT, 1 JUN)
8-9 June   star    
15-16 June        
22-23 June   star    
29-30 June        
6-7 July   star   star (SUN, 7 JUL)
13-14 July        
20-21 July   star    
27-28 July        
3-4 Aug   star    
10-11 Aug        
17-18 Aug   star    
24-25 Aug     star (SAT-SUN, 24-25 AUG)  
31 Aug - 1 Sep   star    
7-8 Sep        
14-15 Sep   star    
21-22 Sep     star (SAT-SUN, 21-22 SEP)  
28-29 Sep   star   star (SAT, 28 SEP)
5-6 Oct        
12-13 Oct   star    
19-20 Oct        
26-27 Oct   star    
2-3 Nov        
9-10 Nov   star    
16-17 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.