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Difficulty I-II
Length 2.6 Miles
Gauge Squaw Creek at Ames, IA
Flow Range 200 - 1000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 430 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 11/02/2009 11:10 am

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.

Rapid Descriptions


Summary of Gauge Readings

Measure down from the bridge decking at the put-in (North Dakota Avenue). About 11 ft of "airspace" is needed for a good run.

Gauge NameReadingTimeComment
Squaw Creek at Ames, IA
AW Gauge Info
430 cfs ℹ️ 01h14m Reference gauge is Squaw Creek, which Onion Creek flows into. Thus, actual flows in Onion will be less than gauge reading.

Directions Description

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