Current River Conditions at Roswell Site


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Water Safety guidelines:

Maximum Flow Rate (cfs) for Checkout Level and Shell Size

Shell Level 1² Level 2² Level 3²
Singles 3,000 6,000 8,000
Doubles³ 3,000 6,000 8,000
Quads³ 5,000⁴ 6,000 8,000
Fours 5,000⁴ 8,000 10,000
Eights 5,000⁴ 8,000 10,000

¹For Coached Programs, these criteria serve as guidelines and coaches retain full discretion to determine safe rowing conditions for their programs, taking into account crew experience and fitness, weather and water conditions, and shell size.
²Indicated level means that AT LEAST HALF of the rowers in a shell meet the Safety & Skills Level requirement.
³In doubles and quads the rower with the highest Safety & Skills Checkout Level MUST bow.
⁴Allowed ONLY under coached supervision (there are no Level 1 Quads, Fours, or Eights in the ARC fleet).


Current Conditions at Morgan Falls Dam


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Gauge Height Condition
866 ft
GOOD ROWING
Full river
865
ROWABLE
4+/x, 8+ watch for sand bars
864
ROWABLE
4+/x, 8+ use caution
863
PROBABLY NOT ROWABLE
Shallow water & high sandbars
862
DEFINITELY NOT ROWABLE
Wind Speed Condition
0 - 3 mph
GREAT ROWING
4 - 7
ROWABLE
Small chop may occur
Novice exercise caution
8 - 11
MAY BE ROWABLE
White caps probably forming
Experience rowers use caution
12 - 14
PROBABLY NOT ROWABLE
White caps and difficulty steering
Large boats use caution
15+
DEFINITELY NOT ROWABLE
Wind Direction Condition
0 degrees
NORTH
GOOD ROWING
90
EAST
MAY NOT BE ROWABLE
Strong winds may cause white caps along E-to-W spans of the river
180
SOUTH
ROWABLE
Strong winds may cause chop along N-S spans of the river, but areas are generally protected
270
WEST
GOOD ROWING

DANGER!!
DO NOT LAUNCH DURING A THUNDERSTORM

If you hear thunder, that’s a sign that a thunderstorm is near…
Don't go out! Check the local weather on the computer station at the boathouse --the radar will show you what’s coming.

DO NOT LAUNCH WITHIN 30 MINUTES
after hearing the last thunderclap of a thunderstorm.

Check the conditions of the water. The river is known to carry a great deal of debris and the current can be strong. This is especially true after it has rained and the river is high. Many shells have been damaged due to floating logs or logs that have lodged on the river bottom after a storm, so please exercise caution after a rain.

Conditions on the river can change very quickly. Watch for any change in the weather conditions. If in any doubt, do not launch. If you are already on the water, use any means to protect yourself from adverse weather conditions. DO NOT GO ON THE WATER IF CONDITIONS DO NOT PERMIT A SAFE ROW!

Fog Do not row if you cannot see across the river at water level.

Wind Exercise extreme caution during windy conditions. Do not launch if white caps form.