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Upcoming Events

Pool Roll Session
29 Apr 2016 7:45 PM • Pinnacle Pool, 621 Southpoint Dr, Lexington

Steering Committe Meeting
03 May 2016 7:30 PM • Ethereal Brewing 1224 Manchester St, Lexington, KY 40504

Pool Roll Session
06 May 2016 7:45 PM • Pinnacle Pool, 621 Southpoint Dr, Lexington

Monthly Meeting
10 May 2016 7:30 PM • AW Acres on the Elkhorn.

Pool Roll Session
13 May 2016 7:45 PM • Pinnacle Pool, 621 Southpoint Dr, Lexington

Cancelled * Pool Roll Session
20 May 2016 7:45 PM • Pinnacle Pool, 621 Southpoint Dr, Lexington

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My River Links

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Big South Fork 202cfs
Cumberland 1420cfs
Elkhorn Creek 542cfs
Elkhorn, N. Fork 92cfs
Elkhorn, S. Fork 167cfs
Gauley 1840cfs
Hickman Creek 116cfs
KY-Pool 9 3930cfs
New River Thur 6200cfs
Pigeon 172cfs
Red Hazel Green 25cfs
Rockcastle 549cfs
Russell Fk (Pound) 102cfs
Russell Fork Haysi 136cfs
Kentucky Weather

Whitewater Park Proposal

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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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Spring Roll Sessions
Roll sessions are happening on Firday's. So far the turnout has been great and we are seeing new faces and seasoned boaters taking advantage of this great opportunity. Make plans to attend and work on the most valuable skill a boater has. If your roll is already solid then come out and help teach as we could always use the help. May 20th roll session has been cancelled.

2016 Beginners Clinic
Its time to start planning for the annual beginners clinic. This year it will be back on the Russel Fork. It will be held on the first weekend of June, 3-5. Watch the forum for details and make plans to attend. As always plenty of volunteers are needed to fuel this awesome event.


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Current Radar
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 HI: 73.2F  (12:00a)
 LO: 65.6F  ( 4:27a)
 FEELS: 65.8F
 RH: 91%  DEW PT.: 63.1F
 WIND: NNW 0.0 mph
 GUST: 0.0 mph (----)
 anemometer out of order
 BAROMETER: 29.745 in
0.00 in
 STORM: 0.00 in
 MONTH: 6.06 in
 YEAR: 17.34 in
 SUNRISE: 6:18a    SUNSET: 8:54p
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 What is the all about?       Yearly memberships - $20 individual or $25 family - PayPal or check

Informal Boating Trips and Mentoring

Club Social Events
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Monthly Club Meeting

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Elkhorn Put-in Parking Permit

Outfitter Discounts

Pool Roll Sessions

Spring Beginner's Clinic

Swift Water Rescue Class

CPR Class

Wilderness First Aid Class

Red River Clean-up Volunteering

US Military Veteran Support

National Paddling Film Festival Volunteering

Conservation and Civic Organization Support

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