I stopped by Prettyboy Dam yesterday to check the elevation levels. The water is lapping at the top of dam. The reservoir needs to rise less than twelve inches to crest the spillway. The ten day forecast predicts showers over the next two weeks. The Gunpowder could see an increase in flow in the near future, and provide ideal fishing conditions. The river may rise, but will remain clear with spillover. If the Falls Road gauge shows a big spike, don’t assume the river will be blown out. Fishing is possible in the first few miles of river, even after heavy rains. In most instances the tributaries below Masemore Road blow out the main river, but the upper section remains clear.