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As the Uwharrie River has no active gauge we used the gauges of Abbotts Creek and Little River near Star for an estimate on the flow of the Uwharrie. Abbotts Creek was 3.75' at 75 cfs and Little River was at 1.57' at 47 cfs. I would recommend levels and flows of at least what we recorded for this trip. We ran the river with no problems using a Pungo 140 and a Pungo 120 kayak from Wilderness Systems.
Had a great time running the small rapids and just riding the current. We stopped for a picnic lunch and wine and another short break on the way to the take out. Trip was just a little under 8 hours. One could shorten the trip by using the Morrow Mountain boatlanding as the takeout instead of the Swift Island boat ramp. This would shorten the trip by almost 7 miles.
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