SEPA have control over freshet releases on larger scale hydro schemes in Scotland and it is important to note that not every river scheme has a scheduled freshet. The SCA liaises with SEPA and has secured (where possible) alternative times for releases to suit paddlers and events in those areas.
We have attempted to 'pull' the most useful information from the SEPA document and present it in a reasonably user friendly manner. We have included all of the rivers where we know or suspect white water paddling is affected by freshet releases. If in doubt, you should check the original document. Please contact us with any errors or omissions.
Below are details for the Garry (near Fort William), Lyon, Upper Tummel, Awe and Moriston. Details as to how the freshet on the Lyon affects the whitewater section are limited, but it seems likely that the water will take 24-36 hours to reach the whitewater section. If you find out more, please contact us.
To view the freshets document click here.