Sorry to have to announce, but there will not be a release for this coming weekend of Aug 26th, and 27th. There is still an issue with the intake tower at the dam. There is still a vibration issue, and it needs to be fixed before any future white water releases. We will keep everyone informed as we are. Thanks.
Middle Yough trips are a great tradition of the Benscreek Canoe Club. This 9 mile section of the Youghiogheny River is Class 1+, clean and beautiful. Good for recreational kayaks, canoes and whitewater boats. This is a good trip for beginners to learn and practice moving water skills also for experienced paddlers to keep their skills sharp. Meet at RamCat Put-in at 10 AM to set shuttle. We put on around 11:30. Bring lunch for on the river. Boats do not need to be registered but PFDs are mandatory. Recreational kayakers are urged to have sprayskirts.
Despite the fact that we have enough water in the reservoir the valve is not functioning and the release for this weekend (August &13) has been cancelled. No joy on the Stony.
Update: valve is not broken but system is vibrating above acceptable limits. The CSA has not been able to pinpoint the problem but is still looking. We are racking up considerable repair costs. Please help us pay for this by making a donation to our Whitewater Valve program through the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies. When you make a donation through their site, please designate SQI Whitewater for the donation. This is a tax deductable donation. Thank you.