8/27/2013 11:35 PM
by Courtney Rosemond
GLEN JEAN - A River Safety Program is developed to alert boaters of flow reduction on the Gauley River.
The 2013 Gauley Season begins on September sixth. National Park Service Rangers will provide daily patrols during the scheduled releases to provide safety oversight of boaters and commercial outfitters on the river.
Signs will be used during Gauley River boating season and placed at the Summersville Dam, Mason's Branch, and the Wood's Ferry public boat launches. When these signs are in place, boaters must be aware that a reduction in flow will dramatically change the characteristics of the rapids.