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Difficulty I-III+
Length 1.7 Miles
Gauge Greenville Creek near Bradford OH
Flow Range 300 - 2000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 45 minutes ago 297 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 02/05/2012 5:35 pm

River Description


Greenville Creek is part of the Stillwater River Trail.  The best access points are #16 (river left above the falls) and #19 (Covington water works at SR41).

For anyone who has wondered about the possibility of big whitewater in western Ohio as rivers plunge into the Stillwater off the glacial limestone rim, the answer is somewhat weak for Greenville Creek.  The falls section does sport one big drop.  Greenville Falls itself is a super simple slide but at higher water it is excellent practice for Bridle Vail Falls on Tallulah.  The hole at low water can be sticky and at high water it is super strong.  Don’t get your ass kicked here in front of a ranger since swimming is prohibited.  Since the put in is right above the falls there will be little warm-up.  Just pull out.  Go over the first small drop and then plunge off the falls.  The rest of the river is easy moving water with a few waves during high water and small shoals otherwise.  There is a ledge at the takeout that can have sharp rocks so be careful. 

Rapid Descriptions

Greenville Falls

Class - III+ Mile - 0.01

Huge riverwide slide with a vertical drop on the left.

Covington Ledge

Class - II+ Mile - 1.6

A manmade ledge in Covington near the waterworks.

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Greenville Creek near Bradford OH
AW Gauge Info
297 cfs 00h45m Gauge (193 sq.mi. drainage) is shortly upstream of falls (put-in), thus accurately reflects flow in this reach.
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New Hydro Project for Cuyahoga (OH)

2005-07-26 00:00:00-04
Thomas O'Keefe

The Cuyahoga River, the river that burned, played a pivotal role in the birth of the nation's river conservation movement. While restoration gains have been significant, a proposal for a new hydropower project on a dam targeted for removal would represent a signficant setback in ongoing restoration efforts and would delay for at least half a century any effort to bring back the lost whitewater that sits buried behind the Ohio Edison Gorge Dam. Paddler participation at upcoming scoping meetings is important.
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