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Sunday Paddle - GW Canal @ 2.4 ft = 522 cfs - CANCELED

CANCELED DUE TO VERY LOW WATER - 522 CFS IS A QUARTER OF THE LEVEL USUAL AT THIS TIME OF YEAR - AND QUITE A LOT LESS THAN LAST WEEK'S 5.3 FT / 800 CFS.
Alf 6:15 pm Saturday

The Sunday paddle will be ... the Riley's Lock/George Washington (GW)/Potowmack Canal/Pennyfield run. Meet at the Pennyfield Lock parking lot at 9:30 a.m. to set shuttle since the canal is still de-watered. We will then convoy up to Riley's Lock.

The weather is projected to be sunny with a high of 89 degrees. The Little Falls gauge is projected to be low 2.4 ft on Sunday.

For those unfamiliar with this run, we will depart Riley’s Lock and cross the Potomac on a mile of flatwater then turn into the remains of the GW/Potowmack canal. We will paddle down this mile-long Class II stretch until we rejoin the main channel of the Potomac and head down the final mile of mostly flatwater to Pennyfield. THIS IS THE DOWNSIDE AS THE PO IS FILLED WITH WEEDS, WHICH SLOWS US DOWN. Total trip time 3.5-4 hours.

This is a Class II trip. Boat control in moving water is essential. Life jackets are required. Helmets are strongly encouraged (mandatory for kayakers). Kayakers should have a skirt. Boats should have flotation. Please reach out to the Trip Coordinator with any questions.

If interested, contact AlfCooley@gmail.com.
When:
Sunday, September 3, 2023, 9:30 AM until 1:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Where:
Pennyfield Lock
12100 Pennyfield Lock Road
Potomac, MD  20854

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Alford Cooley
Category:
2-Trips-PN-Class I/II
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only