Onion Creek - North Dakota Avenue to Veenker Golf Course (2.6 miles)

Onion Creek, Iowa, US


North Dakota Avenue to Veenker Golf Course (2.6 miles)

Usual Difficulty I-II (for normal flows)
Length 2.6 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Squaw Creek at Ames, IA
usgs-05470500 200 - 1000 cfs I-II 34d04h42m 159 cfs (too low)
Best levels uncertain. Probably too low for a whitewater run. Please add a comment or report. Reference gauge is Squaw Creek, which Onion Creek flows into. Thus, actual flows in Onion will be less than gauge reading.

River Description

Onion Creek is a small stream with some fast turns, boulders, and a couple broken limestone ledges (riffles).

It is a tributary to Squaw Creek (where, in fact, the listed take-out for this reach lies), which is tributary to the Skunk River.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-11-02 11:10:20

Rapid Descriptions

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