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Upcoming Events

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

Pool Roll Session
09 Jun 2016 7:45 PM • Tates Creek Aquatic Center, 1400 Gainesway Dr, Lexington

Monthly Meeting
14 Jun 2016 7:30 PM • AW Acres on the Elkhorn.

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Big South Fork 155cfs
Cumberland 1270cfs
Elkhorn Creek 390cfs
Elkhorn, N. Fork 67cfs
Elkhorn, S. Fork 122cfs
Gauley 1190cfs
Hickman Creek 88cfs
KY-Pool 9 3080cfs
New River Thur 5040cfs
Pigeon 177cfs
Red Hazel Green 17cfs
Rockcastle 389cfs
Russell Fk (Pound) 45cfs
Russell Fork Haysi 111cfs
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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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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.

Summer Roll Sessions
Roll sessions fire back up on June 9th. Come out and play in the large outdoor pool at the Tates Creek Aquatic Center. 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.


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 HI: 67.8F  (12:31a)
 LO: 65.2F  ( 3:08a)
 FEELS: 65.3F
 RH: 85%  DEW PT.: 60.7F
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 YEAR: 17.34 in
 SUNRISE: 6:18a    SUNSET: 8:55p
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Club Social Events
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Elkhorn Put-in Parking Permit

Outfitter Discounts

Pool Roll Sessions

Spring Beginner's Clinic

Swift Water Rescue Class

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Wilderness First Aid Class

Red River Clean-up Volunteering

US Military Veteran Support

National Paddling Film Festival Volunteering

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