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2018 Whitewater Schedule

Please be aware of Current River Conditions

Deep Creek Hydro operates under the State Water Appropriations Permit issued June 17, 2011. Details regarding whitewater release requirements are outlined in the Permit Table below.  

All releases are dependent on lake levels.  

Whitewater releases may be a constant flow for duration of time, variable flow for duration of time, or a combination of both. These releases will be dependent on existing river and energy market conditions.

Please note the schedule and be aware that release times and dates are not consistent from month to month.

Please check the generator status information or call (315) 413-2823 for up-to-date release information. The status information will be updated to show release duration times.

Occasional non-scheduled releases do occur.

There will be no Monday or Saturday scheduled releases in April. The following April releases are scheduled from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM:

  • Friday, April 20
  • Friday, April 27

May scheduled releases are from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM as stated in the permit table below:

  • Friday, May 4
  • Satursday, May 5
  • Monday, May 7
  • Friday, May 11
  • Monday, May 14
  • Friday, May 18
Memorial Day weekend’s schedule will vary on an odd-even year schedule as described in the Permit Table below. This year, the Memorial Day scheduled releases will be held on Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26. Release times for both days are 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM.

The standard release times for June, July, and August are 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  There will be a standard release every Monday and Friday during these months.  One exception will be the Team Friendsville Upper Yough Race release, which will be held the fourth Saturday of July.  In 2018, this release will occur on Saturday, July 28. The release will be a continuous six (6) hours from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.


June 1
June 4
June 8
June 11
June 15
June 18
June 22
June 23
June 25
June 29
June 30
July 2
July 6
July 7
July 9
July 13
July 14
July 16
July 20
July 21
July 23
July 27
July 28
July 30
August 3
August 4
August 6
August 10
August 11
August 13
August 17
August 18
August 20
August 24
August 25
August 27
August 31
Note that September releases are scheduled for every Monday and Friday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  In September, there are only two scheduled Saturday releases (see Permit table below). Additional Gauley Week releases include continuous three (3) hour releases from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of the week before the Gauley Festival Weekend. The 2018 Gauley Week Festival is scheduled for September 13 - 16.

Saturday, September 1

Monday, September 3
Friday, September 7
Saturday, September 8
Monday, September 10
Tuesday, September 11
Wednesday, September 12
Thursday, September 13
Friday, September 14
Monday, September 17
Friday, September 21
Monday, September 24
Friday, September 28

Whitewater releases scheduled in the month of October will be from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. These releases will be held on the following Mondays, Fridays and the first Saturday:

Monday, October 1
Friday, October 5
Saturday, October 6
Monday, October 8
Friday, October 12
Monday, October 15

 Permit table  
Sunday Monday Friday  Saturday
April None None
All Fridays After April 14th
(10:00 am to 13:00 pm) 
 None
May None
First two Mondays
(10:00 am to 13:00 pm) 
First three Fridays
(10:00 am to 13:00 pm) 
 First Saturday
(10:00 am to 13:00 pm) 
Memorial Day Weekend Odd Numbered Years
(10:00 am to 13:00 pm) 
Odd Numbered Years
(10:00 am to 13:00 pm) 
Even Numbered Years
(10:00 am to 13:00 pm) 
 Even Numbered Years
(10:00 am to 13:00 pm) 
 June  None
 Every Monday
(11:00 am to 14:00 pm)
 Every Friday
(11:00 am to 14:00 pm)  
 Last two Saturdays
(11:00 am to 14:00 pm)  
 July  None
 Every Monday
(11:00 am to 14:00 pm)
 Every Friday
(11:00 am to 14:00 pm)  
 Every Saturday
(11:00 am to 14:00 pm) 
 August  None
 Every Monday
(11:00 am to 14:00 pm)
 Every Friday
(11:00 am to 14:00 pm)  
 Every Saturday
(11:00 am to 14:00 pm) 
 September  None
 Every Monday
(10:00 am to 13:00 pm)  
 Every Friday
(10:00 am to 13:00 pm)  
 First Two Saturdays
(10:00 am to 13:00 pm)  
 October  None
 All Mondays Before
October 16th
(10:00 am to 13:00 pm)  
 All Fridays Before
October 16th
(10:00 am to 13:00 pm) 
 First Saturday
(10:00 am to 13:00 pm)