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Upcoming Events

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

Monthly Meeting
11 Oct 2016 7:30 PM • AW Acres on the Elkhorn

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

Monthly Meeting
08 Nov 2016 7:30 PM • Panda Cuisine 2358 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, KY 40503

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My River Links

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Big South Fork 44cfs
Cumberland 134cfs
Elkhorn Creek 116cfs
Elkhorn, N. Fork 32cfs
Elkhorn, S. Fork 54cfs
Gauley 1840cfs
Hickman Creek ???cfs
KY-Pool 9 235cfs
New River Thur 2500cfs
Pigeon 168cfs
Red Hazel Green 5.0cfs
Rockcastle 39cfs
Russell Fk (Pound) 569cfs
Russell Fork Haysi 63cfs
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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Russell Fork Rendezvous
Don't miss the celebration of paddling culture, on and off the river, at the 23rd annual Russell Fork Rendezvous. Meet up with old friends and make new ones as you paddle the Russell Fork, which has some of the most beautiful Autumn scenery in the Southeast. The annual "Lord of the Forks" race on Saturday is a don't miss experience. This event has it all With camping, live music, bonfires, drums circles, food and dancing . All proceeds benefit American Whitewater. For more info check out the official webiste.


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Current Radar
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 HI: 58.3F  ( 4:24p)
 LO: 40.8F  ( 8:13a)
 FEELS: 57.8F
 RH: 38%  DEW PT.: 32.3F
 WIND: N 0.0 mph
 GUST: 0.0 mph (----)
 anemometer out of order
 BAROMETER: 29.842 in
0.00 in
 STORM: 0.00 in
 MONTH: 0.72 in
 YEAR: 35.74 in
 SUNRISE: 7:54a    SUNSET: 6:50p
  10/22/16     5:22p
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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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