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Upcoming Events

Steering Committe Meeting
01 Aug 2017 7:30 PM • Rock House Brewing 119 Luigart Ct, Lexington, KY 40508

Pool Roll Session
03 Aug 2017 8:00 PM • Tates Creek Aquatic Center, 1400 Gainesway Dr, Lexington

Monthly Meeting
08 Aug 2017 7:30 PM • Country Boy Brewing, 436 Chair Ave, Lexington, KY

BWA/Viking Summer Party
11 - 13 Aug 2017 • Ocoee Outdoors Campground

Pool Roll Session
17 Aug 2017 7:00 PM • Tates Creek Aquatic Center, 1400 Gainesway Dr, Lexington

Pool Roll Session
24 Aug 2017 7:00 PM • Tates Creek Aquatic Center, 1400 Gainesway Dr, Lexington

Pool Roll Session
31 Aug 2017 7:00 PM • Tates Creek Aquatic Center, 1400 Gainesway Dr, Lexington

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Big South Fork 851cfs
Cumberland 5350cfs
Elkhorn Creek 104cfs
Elkhorn, N. Fork 13.4cfs
Elkhorn, S. Fork 27.9cfs
Gauley 1300cfs
Hickman Creek ???cfs
KY-Pool 9 3810cfs
New River Thur 3740cfs
Pigeon 366cfs
Red Hazel Green 30.0cfs
Rockcastle 940cfs
Russell Fk (Pound) 368cfs
Russell Fork Haysi 336cfs
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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BWA/Viking Summer Party
The paddling party of the summer will be on the Ocoee August 11th - 13th. The BWA and Vikings will have a tremondous 3 day throw down with paddling, feasting and racing. For the latest details click here.

Summer Roll Sessions
Summer roll sessions are almost over. The last one is August 31st.This is the most fun time to work on your roll because you get to be outdoors in a fabulous pool. Come work on your skills or teach others to perfect theirs. These sessions are the best way to improve your paddling so make it a weekly play boat date!


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Current Radar
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 HI: 89.9°F  ( 4:48p)
 LO: 72.7°F  ( 3:24a)
 FEELS: 84.3°F
 RH: 58%  DEW PT.: 67.9°F
 WIND: N 0.0 mph
 GUST: 0.0 mph (----)
 anemometer out of order
 BAROMETER: 29.603 in
0.00 in
 STORM: 0.00 in
 MONTH: 1.92 in
 YEAR: 25.85 in
 SUNRISE: 6:56a    SUNSET: 8:28p
  08/17/17     7:23p
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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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