National Committee for the New River (NCNR)
is teaming up with General Electric (GE) in West Jefferson and the New River State Park to offer
the First Annual New River Paddle-A-Thon on July 13, 2013!
Participants will paddle a 5, 15, or 25 mile distance of their choice, and ask friends
and family to donate per mile paddled. The funds raised from this event will help NCNR carry out
programs that protect the New River, which include river clean-ups, water quality monitoring, river
and stream bank restoration, and land acquisition that increases public access to the river.
2013 Paddle-a-thon for more information and to register.
NCNR and our partners all submitted study requests back in November 2012.
The applicant, Brookfield, released the proposed study plan at the second public meeting in this
process on January 29th, 2013. You can review the proposed plan HERE.
Comments on the Proposed Study Plan are due April 5th, 2013.
Wet the Dries Coalition has been formed to address the re-licensing of the Hawks Nest Dam.
The dam is below the New River Gorge near the town of Ansted, WV. This dam diverts up to
10,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) of the river's flow through a 3.5 mile tunnel. The dam
is required to release a minimum of 100 cfs back into the river. Flows this low result in a 5.5
mile section of the New River known as the Dries. To see a presentation of how the tunnel
was excavated click HERE