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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: 3.54ft   Temperature: ?

Most recent measurement:08:45 AM EDT on March 23, 2023

Weather at Cabin John, MD

Courtesy of NOAA · View Location on Map

Temperature: Label   Conditions: Label



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
3.3 3.5 3.6 O-Deck 3 (Wave)
2.7 3.7 4.0 Maryland Chute
2.7 3.9 4.2 Virginia Chute Wave
2.5 4.0 4.5 Wet Bottom

green = "in play"

Free River Level Webapp

We've developed a Potomac River Level webapp to help keep you up to date on the river level and temperature at the Little Falls gauge. It's compatible with iOS, Android and basically any smartphone with a web browser and data connection.

To install, simply follow the link to the webapp and save it to your home screen. It's a simple and convenient way to pull up information about the river.

Feel free to send us comments and suggestions to tell us what you think. Know the level, know your limits, and paddle safely!

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