Onion Creek, Iowa, US
|Usual Difficulty||I-II (for normal flows)|
|Squaw Creek at Ames, IA|
|usgs-05470500||200 - 1000 cfs||I-II||00h34m||183 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.|
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.