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Printer Friendly Caney Fork of the Cumberland River (Rock Island)

Caney Fork of the Cumberland River (Rock Island)

Stretch: Rock Island Dam to State Park
Difficulty: Class II to IV+ (V at high water) (II at normal flows if you skip the falls and Sieve City)
Distance: 1.7 miles
Flows: Needs >3,600 cfs and a gate at least half open for the falls, >2,000 below the powerhouse for the section below Sieve City.. Check out American Whitewater's current flow gauge.
Gradient: ? fpm (google earth seems to be broken here, the falls and Sieve City are probably ~40 total, after that probably ~40 fpm)
Put-in: Either at the dam, just upstream of the falls or at the powerhouse downstream of Sieve City
Take-out: Blue Hole Picnic Area
Shuttle: 2 miles, 5 minutes one-way.
Season: Year round for below Sieve City (dam release), Winter/Spring due to dam release for the falls.
Featured in Video A Wet State #97
Written: © 2015
Featured in Stephen Wrights video Sieve City High Water

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