Four-Oar Rule, River Conditions & Weather

Four-Oar Rule

In Effect:   NO

No club single or pair may be used unless escorted by a coaching launch that remains in visual contact.

Philadelphia weather conditions

River Discharge

Use caution if rowing when the river discharge is in excess of 12,000cfs.

Rowing is PROHIBITED when the river discharge is in excess of 18,000cfs.

Schuylkill River Discharge

River Temperature

Use caution if rowing when the air temperature is below 32F.

Schuylkill River Temperature

Gage Height

The Vesper Boat Club will flood when the river height is in exceess of 11ft.

Members may be asked to assist with preparing for—and cleaning up after—flooding.

Schuylkill River Height