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Cheoah River

Stretch: Above Lake Calderwood
Difficulty: Class IV (the lower is a harder than the upper, and gets harder with higher flow)
Distance: 6.0 mi for the Upper/Middle, 1.7 mi for the lower, 0.5 mi lake paddle
Flows: Upper: ~600 to ?,000? Lower: ~400 cfs to ~2,500 cfs for most. American Whitewater's flow page.
Gradient: Upper: 72 fpm. Lower: 91 fpm (from The Splat to the end of Yard Sale it is 134 fpm)
Put-in: Either at the Cement Slab on Santeelah Dam Rd or downstream 0.8 miles at the field for a small fee.
Take-out: The boat ramp at Lake Calderwood.
Shuttle: 8.2 miles, 15 minutes one way.
Season: Spring and Fall from Dam Release, Release Schedule
Written: © 2015

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