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Difficulty IV-V
Length 0 Miles
Gauge EAST BRANCH AUSABLE RIVER AT AU SABLE FORKS NY
Flow Range 3.25 - 7.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago ~ 3.8 [FT] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 02/15/2018 4:34 pm

River Description


This run is almost as high quality as its neighbor John's Brook, although it's a little easier and involves no hiking.  Definitely one of the top runs in NY.

 

Starting at the route 73 bridge, on what is at first the North Fork of the Boquet, the bedrock drop just downstream is known as the Shoebox and is significantly harder than the general character of the run.  For the next 3 miles the general theme is boulder gardens with a little bit of bedrock mixed in.  It's mellower before the South Branch confluence about 1 mile downstream of the put in.  The last gorge down to Split Rock Falls is great channelized boating and features one spot in particular to watch out for, Andy's Hole, which has been known to dish up life threatening beat downs at higher water.  Once you arrive at the bridge, Split Rock is just downstream.  Most runs will end here as decent water for the run indicates a burly flow for Split Rock.  Below Split Rock is an extremely impressive gorge which to the author's knowledge has been run once in its entirety.  The first drop in there is definately full on, for sure one of the burliest runnable drops in NY.  You could put in below it with significant effort for a 1/4 mile of beautiful locked in boating.

 

If you arrive at the river and discover the put in looks boney, the last gorge upstream of Split Rock is very channelized and can offer up good fun when the rest is a little too low.  Also, split rock itself is runnable down to very low levels, when it sees most of its runs.

 

If you're into exploring, both the North Fork and the South Fork have been checked out above Route 73, and the North Fork features a pretty spectacular gorge a few miles up from the bridge.

 

 

 

Eastern Adirondacks Reaches

Ausable, E. Branch                             Ausable, W. Branch (1.)                  Ausable, W. Branch (2.)                     Balm of Gilead Brook 

Boquet (2.)                                         Boquet (3.)                                        Boquet, N. Branch                           Boquet, S. Branch   

Boreas (1.)                                         Branch, The (Boquet trib.)                 Branch, The (Schroon trib.)               Cedar (1.) 

Cedar (2.)                                          Cold                                                   Deer Creek (Hudson Trib.)                Glen Creek

Hague Brook                                     Hudson (0.)                                         Hudson (1. Indian River to North River)             Hudson (2. North River to Riparius)

Hudson (3. Riparius to the Glen)         Indian (Hudson trib.)                         John's Brook                                     La Chute 

Mettawee                                          Mill Creek (Essex County)                    Mill Creek (Hudson trib.)                   North Creek 

Pike Brook                                         Poultney                                            Putnam Creek                                   Raquette (1.) 

Rock River                                         Schroon (North Hudson to Schroon Falls)            Schroon (Starbuckville to Riverbank)     Schroon (Warrensburg to Thurman Station)

Squaw Brook                                      Styles Brook                                     Thirteenth Brook                                Trout brook (Schroon trib)                    

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Army Corps Study Threatens Lehigh River Boating

1/3/2020
Bob Nasdor

Paddlers on the Lehigh River below the Francis E. Walter Dam and Reservoir are concerned that a planned study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its partners, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection will lead to a reduction in whitewater boating opportunities on the Lehigh. The study will evaluate the feasibility of various alternatives to optimize project operation. Aside from the project's authorized primary missions of flood risk management and recreation, the study will also consider water supply and water quality, to identify possible improvements to the existing structure, infrastructure, and operations that will support current and future demands within the region. The Army Corps is holding a public meeting on January 9, 2020 at the Mountain Laurel Resort in White Haven, PA from 6-8 p.m. to explain the study and hear public comments. American Whitewater, Appalachian Mountain Club, and other organizations are expected to file comments with the Army Corps prior to the September 29th deadline in order to share our concerns about the study and potential impacts on boating, the outdoor recreation economy, and the Delaware RIver Basin. We encourage our members to attend the public meeting to voice their concerns.




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Moose River Video

1/18/2011
Mark Singleton

2010 marked the 25th anniversary of protecting the Black and Moose rivers!  View an online video documentary on the Moose River and the early role that American Whitewater played in protecting this amazing river.

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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1197570 04/15/10 Jim Janney n/a
1197571 04/15/10 Jim Janney Added a new reach on the Boquet
1197572 04/15/10 Jim Janney
1197574 04/15/10 Jim Janney
1197582 04/18/10 Jim Janney Added Signature Photo
1208917 02/15/18 Alex Barham