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Potomac (Great Falls – Virginia Lines)


Stretch: Dam to Fish Ladder – Virginia Lines
Difficulty: Class V- to V+
Distance: 0.9 miles
Flows: 2.8 to 3.5’ (people go higher but it is significantly more consequential) – 3.0 ft is ~2,850 cfs. Current American Whitewater gauge
Gradient: 70 fpm (falls drop ~38 ft total)
Put-in: Diversion Dam
Take-out: Just below the Fish Ladder
Shuttle: 0.55 miles (walking)
Season: Year round
Written: © 2015
Featured in A Wet State #104

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