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French Broad River (Section 10)

Stretch: Paint Rock to Wolf Creek (Or Hot Springs to Del Rio
Difficulty: Class II
Distance: 6.15 miles (or 12.9 miles or 17.55 miles)
Flows: 1,000+ cfs. Current USGS French Broad at Hot Springs gauge
Gradient: 13.6 fpm average for the crux 3.9 miles below Paint Rock (or 10.7 fpm for the entire 17.55 miles)
Put-in: Paint Creek Rd at the TN/NC Border (or NOC in Hot Springs)
Take-out: Boat Ramp just below Wolf Creek Bridge in TN-70 or in Del Rio
Shuttle: 16.3 miles, 30 minutes one-way (or 14.6 miles and 20 minutes one-way))
Season: Pretty much year round, even in drought years
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