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Difficulty I-III+
Length 2 Miles
Gauge Greenville Creek near Bradford OH
Flow Range 350 - 1700 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 43 minutes ago ~ 127 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 08/14/2017 1:17 am

River Description

Possibly the cleanest of the Miami Conservency District whitewater runs.  This creek is smaller than Ludlow or Greenville Creeks.  It can be done at low water since the drops are primarily slides.  The run is far better at higher flows.

Rapid Descriptions

The falls

Class - III+ Mile - 0.4

The only large drop on Painter creek is behind a small riverside house.  At high flow this sucker has amassive hole.  It is about 10-12 feet of vertical height witha single drop on the right or a double drop on the left.


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Zach Klosterman
1 month ago

Great at levels above 1500cfs on Greenville guage. There are a couple of good surf spots. Be careful above the falls, a huge hole forms at a high enough level that can be very sticky.

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Stephen Stone
7 years ago

Had been tubing down this creek for many years never been over the falls until this January we had some snow melt and rain in a few days got some good water. Greenville creek was running 1900 cfs. There is a ft. gauge close to the put in it read 1 ft. I got stuck first run in the ledge above the falls can be sticky. Came back next day everything was washed out hole at bottom of falls didn't look very friendly the creek was at 1 1/2 ft.

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8 years ago

The trees reported in Painter Creek back in November are gone. There was no wood in the run on 23 December.

Gage Descriptions

Reference gauge is Greenville Creek at Bradford.  Look at 400 cfs and rising.

Directions Description

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New Hydro Project for Cuyahoga (OH)

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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