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River Level at Little Falls on the Potomac

DISCLAIMER: This data is provisional and for informational purposes only. Inaccuracies may be present because of instrument malfunctions or physical changes at the measurement site. Data users are cautioned to consider carefully the provisional nature of the information before using it for decisions that concern personal or public safety or the conduct of business that involves substantial monetary or operational consequences.

River Level at Little Falls

Courtesy of NOAA · View Location on Map

Level: 4.32ft   Temperature: ?

Most recent measurement:03:45 PM EDT on July 03, 2015

Weather at Cabin John, MD

Courtesy of NOAA · View Location on Map

Temperature:  78.0°F / 25.6°C    Conditions:  Overcast

Saturday - Scattered thunderstorms. High 77F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.


The original Potomac River Guide to Playspots was produced by David Mackintosh circa 1997, the era when the XXX and 007 were the hot playboats. Dave was also a hairboater and a regular on the falls. Below is a listing of the playspots that are "in" at the current level (above).

Please note that this data is provisional and for informational purposes only. Inaccurracies may be present because of instrument malfunctions or physical changes at the measurement site. Paddle at your own risk.

Low Best High Name
2.5 4.0 4.5 Wet Bottom
4.0 4.7 Rocky Island Waves
4.0 4.8 Offut Waves
4.1 4.4 4.6 Center Chute Ledge

green = "in play"

Free River Level App for iPhone

We've developed a Potomac River Level iPhone app to help keep you up to date on the river level and temperature at the Little Falls gauge. It also includes a live stream of our Twitter feed for the latest news.

Download the Potomac River Level app for free at the iTunes App Store and please take a moment to rate it! Know the level, know your limits, and paddle safely!

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