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Ocoee Power Dump

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Dams on the Ocoee River in Tennessee normally re-route water around the river bed through wooden flumes which generate over 20,000 kilowatts of electricity. In Spring, Summer and Fall the Tennessee Valley Authority is kind enough to allow some of its precious water resource dump through its natural waterway to generate another kind of power, […]

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Kayaking Linville Gorge at Low Water

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As the last bit of rainfall drained out of the mountains from the most recent downpour we decided “what the heck, let’s do it.” 1.72 is what the gauge read at 6am that morning. Most every line on the Linville Gorge is the same at low water, and anywhere the water is channelized is actually […]

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