Water flow sites
- National Weather Service with predictions about future flow rates based on predicted precipitation
- US Geological Survey usually has more frequent and recent flow numbers than the Weather Service site
Water flow is one factor in deciding if its safe to practice on the water. We typically avoid flow rates of 42,000 cubic feet per second (CFS) as measured at the Natrona lock and dam, which is upstream from us. We are even more conservative with inexperienced crews.
- Weather.com forecast for our workout area (Fox Chapel/Ohara Township)
We do not go on the water when there is active lightning in the area. If lightning appears during a practice, the coach will return the boat quickly and safely to the dock.
We do not cancel practices due to weather. Conditions are often unpredictable and can clear by practice time. If conditions are not safe for an on-water workout, the coaches will lead an indoor session in our training facility. You will never have a wasted trip to a practice!