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Upcoming Events

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

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

Monthly Meeting
12 Jul 2016 7:30 PM • AW Acres on the Elkhorn.

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

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

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

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My River Links

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Big South Fork 265cfs
Cumberland 1660cfs
Elkhorn Creek 836cfs
Elkhorn, N. Fork 113cfs
Elkhorn, S. Fork 653cfs
Gauley 695cfs
Hickman Creek ???cfs
KY-Pool 9 4870cfs
New River Thur 2780cfs
Pigeon 1430cfs
Red Hazel Green 15cfs
Rockcastle 838cfs
Russell Fk (Pound) 317cfs
Russell Fork Haysi 297cfs
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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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.


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Current Radar
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 HI: 78.5F  ( 5:52p)
 LO: 69.9F  ( 5:05a)
 FEELS: 77.9F
 RH: 77%  DEW PT.: 70.1F
 WIND: W 0.0 mph
 GUST: 2.0 mph ( 3:39a)
 anemometer out of order
 BAROMETER: 29.611 in
2.56 in
 STORM: 2.56 in
 MONTH: 8.02 in
 YEAR: 29.60 in
 SUNRISE: 6:39a    SUNSET: 8:50p
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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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