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Upcoming Events

Steering Committe Meeting
07 Aug 2018 7:30 PM • Ethereal Brewing 1224 Manchester St, Lexington, KY 40504

Pool Roll Session
08 Aug 2018 8:00 PM • Tates Creek Aquatic Center, 1400 Gainesway Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

2018 BWA Á Viking Summer Party
10 - 12 Aug 2018 • Ocoee River, Ocoee Outdoors Campground, 1985 US-64, Benton, TN, 37307

Pool Roll Session
16 Aug 2018 7:00 PM • Tates Creek Aquatic Center, 1400 Gainesway Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

Pool Roll Session
23 Aug 2018 7:00 PM • Tates Creek Aquatic Center, 1400 Gainesway Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

Pool Roll Session
30 Aug 2018 7:00 PM • Tates Creek Aquatic Center, 1400 Gainesway Drive, Lexington, Kentucky

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Big South Fork 492cfs
Cumberland 5610cfs
Elkhorn Creek 1540cfs
Elkhorn, N. Fork 391cfs
Elkhorn, S. Fork 261cfs
Gauley 5230cfs
Hickman Creek ???cfs
KY-Pool 9 2970cfs
New River Thur 4730cfs
Pigeon 254cfs
Red Hazel Green 16.6cfs
Rockcastle 632cfs
Russell Fk (Pound) 144cfs
Russell Fork Haysi 252cfs
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Bluegrass Wildwater Association

Formed in 1976 and now a 200+ member club of human-powered watercraft enthusiasts, the BWA is based in the Lexington, KY area. We have kayakers and canoeists of all ages and ability levels. Want to know more about us and our activities? Click here.


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Summer Roll Sessions
Summer roll sessions will begin June 21st at the Tates Creek Aquatic center. Come out and learn the finer points of rolling your whitewater boat. For those of you who already have the mojo there is a need for instructors. The sessions this year are on Thursday nights at 8pm. Check the club calendar, forum or facebook for more details.

2018 BWA & Viking Summer Party
The club summer party is set for August 10th - 12th at the Ocoee. This event has everything from fun on the river to campfire partying and even a down river race. The Ocoee River location provides the perfect spot for just about every skill set. The upper and middle sections of the Ocoee provide really good paddling for class 3 and 4 boaters and the nearby Hiwassee River provides a more relaxing class 2 river run for those just wanting to relax for a nice summer time paddle.


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 HI: 85.7°F  ( 3:40p)
 LO: 65.6°F  ( 7:21a)
 FEELS: 73.5°F
 RH: 83%  DEW PT.: 68.0°F
 WIND: N 0.0 mph
 GUST: 0.0 mph (----)
 anemometer out of order
 BAROMETER: 29.686 in
0.01 in
 STORM: 0.00 in
 MONTH: 3.20 in
 YEAR: 38.13 in
 SUNRISE: 6:58a    SUNSET: 8:26p
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 What is the all about?       Yearly memberships - $20 individual or $25 family - PayPal or check

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