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Upcoming Events

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

Monthly Meeting
09 Aug 2016 7:30 PM • Location TBD.

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Big South Fork 54cfs
Cumberland 511cfs
Elkhorn Creek 121cfs
Elkhorn, N. Fork 13cfs
Elkhorn, S. Fork 51cfs
Gauley 754cfs
Hickman Creek ???cfs
KY-Pool 9 1700cfs
New River Thur 2620cfs
Pigeon 157cfs
Red Hazel Green 11cfs
Rockcastle 291cfs
Russell Fk (Pound) 49cfs
Russell Fork Haysi 63cfs
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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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Summer Club Party
The annual club party will be on the Ocoee August 5th and 6th. This will be a joint party with our Viking friends from Louisville. The BWA and Vikings will be paying for camping, so just come on down and enjoy the weekend without worry about camping costs. The club will be providing the "Main Course" for our meal on Saturday, August 6th in hopes that we can all come together for one big social at the end of the day. Bring a side dish and be prepared for a fabulous time. For more details and location check the forum thread.

Gauley Season
Gauley opening day is September 9th so start getting your big water skills polished up. Opening weekend always gets a large BWA group on the river. Last year the festivities were at Tawney Farms so look for a repeat as we decend on the annual "Not Swiss Fest". Check the forum for opening weekend first timer opportunities and come for a drink of the best whitewater in the east!


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 HI: 75.1F  (12:00a)
 LO: 71.1F  ( 5:17a)
 FEELS: 71.8F
 RH: 94%  DEW PT.: 70.0F
 WIND: WSW 0.0 mph
 GUST: 0.0 mph (----)
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 BAROMETER: 29.801 in
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 MONTH: 3.46 in
 YEAR: 33.53 in
 SUNRISE: 7:04a    SUNSET: 8:14p
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