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Difficulty II+(IV)
Length 3 Miles
Gauge ~ Greenville Creek near Bradford OH
Flow Range 350 - 1800 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 17 minutes ago 297 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 02/05/2012 7:09 pm

River Description


Ludlow Creek is interesting in how it has a mixed set of rules.  The river is listed as an official part of the Stillwater River Scenic River Trail.  It has put-in and take-outs marked on the map with the falls marked as a probable portage.  However, the local law enforcement at Ludlow Falls will jump on you in a heartbeat if they see you unload your boats at the falls.  This is a crying shame since the falls are a beautiful vertical drop into nice green water.  Now if you use the access points noted on the Miami Conservancy District maps you can probably blitz down stream and plunge over the falls and then disappear into the gorge never to be seen.  Just don’t hang out and wait to see what happens.  The falls are very nice and there are a few other rapids downstream.

Rapid Descriptions

Ludlow Falls

Class - IV Mile - 1.5

A big vertical waterfall of over 10 feet.

Enjoy the following low-water (120 cfs) park-and-huck kof the falls:

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Jason H. Struble
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3 years ago

If you want to see a video of it being run: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxHGZwCquA8 This was a low water parn n huck. About 120cfs.

Summary of Gauge Readings

Use Greenville Creek at Bradford.  Something like 400 cfs is a good minimum.

Gauge NameReadingTimeComment
Greenville Creek near Bradford OH
AW Gauge Info
297 cfs 00h17m Reference gauge (Greenville Creek, ~8 mi. NNW) is slightly larger but should provide reasonable indication of flows here. On-site visual confirmation required.
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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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