The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


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Rafters negotiate a rapid at Pillow Rock in the upper Gauley River during the first day of the Gauley season. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever. The cooperation between the West Virginia Whitewater Advisory Panel and the Corps of Engineers resulted in plans for three sets of midweek releases on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and and Thursdays, adding nine days to the season. Water release dates are scheduled for today through Monday, Sept. 13-30, Oct. 1-6, Oct. 12-13 and Oct. 19-20.