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Difficulty II-III
Length 2.58 Miles
Flow Range 500 - 3000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 38 minutes ago ~ 352 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 05/09/2010 11:00 am

River Description

Another town name with 'falls' in it prompts cyber-investigation. Size and gradient are adequate for spring and heavy-rains boating. On something this small, deadfall and snags are a serious concern. So, while the rapids may not rate higher than class II-III, you may need class IV-ish skills to avoid disaster. Beaver Falls County Park and/or Renville County Park should provide good access.

The following YouTube video (From 'MnktoDave') provides a great top-to-bottom boaters-eye-view of this stretch!

Rapid Descriptions

Drainage: 191 sq.mi

Class - N/A Mile - 0
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A USGS gauge site at CR2 (citing drainage of 191 sq.mi.) recorded data from May, 1972 through May, 2015. During that time, annual peak flows mostly stayed under 1000cfs, but five years went over 2000 cfs, with one of them reaching over 5000 cfs!

Click here for the MN DNR gauge


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Russell Sabo
3 years ago

There is a dedicated gauge for Beaver Creek owned by the DNR. My experience is that 9 feet and up will give you a fun ride. Bridge gauge link:

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Dave Jergenson
9 years ago

Ran the creek on 6/26/'10...River was at a "sweet" level...just below the 3rd of 5 "tape" markers, on the Hwy 2 bridge "pipe" gauge. (Downstream side). Most all rapids are located between the Hwy 2 bridge and the next bridge in the park. A road inside the park follows both sides of the river, to this bridge. The only reason to go further downstream to the next bridge, is during the off season, when the park is closed.

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Noah Zempel
9 years ago

the main tree blocking the stream has cut up and should float out of the way.

Gage Descriptions

Runs in spring and after heavy-rains.

Directions Description

We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

No Accident Reports



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Penobscot River Dams to be Removed!

Kevin Colburn

Atlantic Salmon and other imperiled fish species will soon have hundreds of additional miles of habitat. A recent decision between a power company, NGO's, tribes, and government agencies calls for the removal of two dams on Maine's Penobscot River and the bypassing of a third. American Whitewater applauds this huge win for rivers and is recruiting volunteers to assist with our work on the project. There is a public meeting December 2nd.



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1197454 03/27/10 Rob n/a
1197456 03/27/10 Rob Preliminary (tentative) info on a possible whitewater reach.
1197624 05/09/10 Rob Add YouTube video; minor description changes.