See the USGS river flow prediction here. The river is dangerous during high water due to strong currents and pollution from stormwater and sewage overflows. Sewer overflows from upriver cities such as Greensboro and Burlington are common in heavy rain events. The Haw River has claimed the lives of paddlers and swimmers over the years. Don’t swim when the water is high, and for paddlers, check the river gauges and river level safety information HERE.
Haw River dangerous in High Water
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