Information on Saline R.
Rating: II-III *
Location: Howard Co.; Put in below Shady Lake on Hwy. 84 west
of Athens. Take out at Hwy. 246 bridge north of Athens.
Topo Quad(s): Umpire
Gradient: 50 fpm
Length: 3 mi
Gauge: Water should be running over Shady Lake Dam near the put-in.
Also, other runs nearby should be in flood.
Hazards: strainers and very fast current
Description: This is a fast, continuous class II+ run with some
class III+ hazards created by downed trees. All boaters
need to have very good boat control, since catching an
eddy in the fast current could mean the difference between
a good run and a very bad one. Otherwise, the run is fast
and fun with continuous gradient. Boaters should be very
comfortable on class II-III water and very familiar with
the dangers of strainers before attempting this run.
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