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North Branch Potomac River and Savage River


Updated:      NOV 28, 2021 at 08:04 AM

  28-Nov-2021 29-Nov-2021 30-Nov-2021
Jennings Randolph   275 cfs 275 cfs 275 cfs
Savage River   60 cfs 60 cfs 60 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
27-28 March   star    
3-4 April        
10-11 April   star    
17-18 April star      
24-25 April   star    
1-2 May star      
8-9 May   star    
15-16 May star      
22-23 May   star    
29-30 May star      
5-6 June       star (SAT, 5 JUN)
12-13 June   star    
19-20 June        
26-27 June   star    
3-4 July       star (SUN, 4 JUL)
10-11 July   star    
17-18 July        
24-25 July   star    
31 Jul - 1 Aug        
7-8 Aug   star    
14-15 Aug        
21-22 Aug   star    
28-29 Aug     star (SAT-SUN, 28-29 AUG)  
4-5 Sep   star    
11-12 Sep        
18-19 Sep     star (SAT-SUN, 18-19 SEP)  
25-26 Sep       star (SAT, 25 SEP)
2-3 Oct   star    
9-10 Oct        
16-17 Oct   star    
23-24 Oct        
30-31 Oct   star    
6-7 Nov        
13-14 Nov   star    
20-21 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.