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John W. Flannagan Additional Whitewater Releases

Published Oct. 3, 2019

Huntington, W.Va. -   The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will add two additional days of releases from John W. Flannagan Reservoir in Haysi, Va., for the 2019 Russell Fork whitewater season. 

Flannagan Dam will release 800 cfs (cubic feet per second) on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and on Friday, Oct. 25, Flannagan will release 1000 cfs between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.  This is in addition to the four October weekend releases normally scheduled for whitewater on the Russell Fork. 

These additional two days of releases were added as a result of a completed Huntington District Supplemental Environmental Assessment evaluating the existing winter drawdown release schedule to determine if additional whitewater opportunities could be optimized during the winter drawdown. 

The current whitewater release schedule is available at:


For more information, contact Public Affairs at 304-399-5353.

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Release no. 19-015