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Difficulty II
Length 0 Miles
Gauge Great Miami River at Dayton OH
Flow Range 250 - 6000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 42 minutes ago 7520 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 08/22/2017 7:31 pm

River Description


The feature is across from the Dayton Art Institute. The best place to park is off of Monument Ave. under the I-75 overpass (N39.762816, W84.199844).

The river left feature doesn't look like it has any play opportunities, but it is a good place for beginners to practice ferrying and eddy turns.

The river right feature forms a large wave train that runs between 23.5-26.5 ft on the gauge. The best level for play seems to be 26 ft/2500 cfs. At higher flows, "whirlpools" form on the eddyline that make rolling a challenge, with both eddies feeding very strongly into the drop (above 27ft/4200 cfs).

Another feature is being constructed upstream, at Riverscape Metropark. As of Feb.2017, it still had metal, rocks, and construction equipment in the water, but feature is open. It looks to form a large hole, kind of like a bigger version of the Mad River Run.

Check out the following video at a reported level of 24.5' (about 1010 cfs):

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Austin Miller
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1 year ago

Ran both drops on 11/2/17 at 25.6 feet. The Riverscape drop was starting to get fun. The right side was a fairly steep green wave. Great for front surfing and beginner play. The left side was starting to develop a foam pile, but wasn't retentive enough for any big moves. Great for enders and stern squirts. Overall, pretty friendly. The Monument Ave. drop was huge and very retentive. It generally flushed if you roll, but held you long enough to roll back up on the wave. Great for more advanced play. The eddy on the right was full of trash and some rather largeish logs that were getting swirled around. Way more than usual and large enough that it might hurt to run into one while upside down. I tried to clean up as much as I could, but some of it was difficult to get to. Down stream the "whirlpools" were out in full force. Fun to mess around it, but hard to roll up in.

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Austin Miller
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2 years ago

The feature across from the Dayton Art Institute is open. The best place to park is off of Monument Ave. under the I-75 overpass (N39.762816, W84.199844). The river left feature doesn't look like it has any play opportunities, but it is a good place for beginners to practice ferrying and eddy turns. The river right feature forms a large wave train that runs between 23.5-26.5 ft on the gage. The best level for play seems to be 26ft. At higher flows (27ft+), "whirlpools" form on the eddyline that make rolling a challenge. Both eddies feed very strongly into the drop above 27ft. A second feature is being constructed upstream, at Riverscape Metropark. It still has metal, rocks, and construction equipment in the water. The feature is open though. I haven't had the chance to run it, but it looks to form a large hole, kind of like a bigger version of the Mad River Run. Heres the guage for this section. https://waterdata.usgs.gov/usa/nwis/uv?site_no=03270500

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Directions Description


This is a 'park-and-play' in the downtown area. Shuttle will be carrying up between the features, therefore the directions below have been defaulted to give information from your zipcode. You can use the text-entry box to input your specific home address or other starting location to get drive time, distance, and directions to this location.

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New Hydro Project for Cuyahoga (OH)

7/26/2005
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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1200470 08/05/11 Rob n/a
1200471 08/05/11 Rob Initial add with link to news story.
1201631 10/27/12 Rob Additional press about funding/progress.
1208226 08/22/17 Rob Remove 'proposed', flesh out info
1208227 08/22/17 Rob minor edit