The Hiwassee Dries will be running until early March (General Discussion)
TVA is rebuilding the generating units at the Appalachia powerhouse, which means that they will have to spill water at the dam. Repairs are scheduled to be complete March 4, 2016. Water released at the dam will flow through the Dries before flowing down the lower sections of the river.
The "average outflow" value on the Hiwassee RELEASE SCHEDULE page on the ETWC River Gauges page should be a good guide for TVA's plans for release rates - and the water temperature will be warmer than usual!
The Hiwassee Dries will be running until early March
Hi all. I'm in town until the 16th of November and would love to get on this run. I can paddle on weekdays. Call or email if you want to go! 503-479-542six. I haven't run it in 20 years but if I recall correctly it's a solid class IV run with one drop that is often portaged.