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Upcoming Events

Steering Committe Meeting
01 May 2018 7:30 PM • Rock House Brewing 119 Luigart Ct, Lexington, KY 40508

Pool Roll Session
04 May 2018 8:00 PM • Pinnacle Pool, 621 Southpoint Dr, Lexington, KY

Monthly Meeting
08 May 2018 6:30 PM • Rock House Brewing 119 Luigart Ct, Lexington, KY 40508

Pool Roll Session
11 May 2018 8:00 PM • Pinnacle Pool, 621 Southpoint Dr, Lexington, KY

Red River Cleanup
12 May 2018 on the Red

Spring Beginners Clinic
18 May 2018 5:00 PM - 20 May 5:00 PM • Ratliff Hole River Access Elkhorn City

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My River Links

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Big South Fork 378cfs
Cumberland 2650cfs
Elkhorn Creek 787cfs
Elkhorn, N. Fork 139cfs
Elkhorn, S. Fork 166cfs
Gauley 4950cfs
Hickman Creek ???cfs
KY-Pool 9 3440cfs
New River Thur 20800cfs
Pigeon 2210cfs
Red Hazel Green 33.7cfs
Rockcastle 689cfs
Russell Fk (Pound) 153cfs
Russell Fork Haysi 158cfs
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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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Spring Roll Sessions
Winter roll sessions have moved into spring and its time to come out and work on tuning your skills. Don't need parctice then volunteer to teach someone else! Sessions are on Firday's at 8PM in Pinnacle Pool. Check the forum and club calendar for details on which weeks.

Spring Beginners Clinic
The 2018 Spring Beginner's Clinic will take place May 18th-20th at Ratliff Hole Campground in the Breaks Interstate Park in Elkhorn City, KY. Instruction will be given on beginner and intermediate sections of the Russell Fork River. Get whitewater kayaking instruction from enthusiastic, experienced boaters. Come experience camping, bonfires, dance party, kayaking videos, the dubious "talent" show, new people, and instant camaraderie. For more details check out the Clinic website.

Spring Beginners Clinic
Join Russ Miller, Allen Kirkwood, and your fellow BWAers for a cleanup of the beautiful Red River. This will be a laborious and technically challenging cleanup day. So, bring a strong back, a good attitude, and a canoe or duckie, and leave the ankle biters at home.


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 HI: 82.0°F  ( 5:12p)
 LO: 58.1°F  ( 6:38a)
 FEELS: 68.9°F
 RH: 64%  DEW PT.: 56.2°F
 WIND: N 0.0 mph
 GUST: 0.0 mph (----)
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 BAROMETER: 29.790 in
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 STORM: 0.00 in
 MONTH: 2.99 in
 YEAR: 20.76 in
 SUNRISE: 6:21a    SUNSET: 8:49p
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 What is the all about?       Yearly memberships - $20 individual or $25 family - PayPal or check

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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

CPR Class

Wilderness First Aid Class

Red River Clean-up Volunteering

US Military Veteran Support

National Paddling Film Festival Volunteering

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