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Difficulty II-III(IV)
Length 7 Miles
Flow Range 3.50 - 7.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 16 minutes ago 3.32 [FT] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 04/21/2016 3:31 pm

River Description

Taken from NPMB:

"Level wise is hard to describe, but after 2 days of rains it should be good. Sorry for the lame level description. Check the drop in East Nassau, if you can't walk out on the rocks then things are looking good, muddy water is good for this run.

Put-in at the school and take out just beyond the village of East Nassau or continuing to the route 20 bridge near Brainard, making a total paddle of about 7 miles. Active Class 2 with several features that are approaching class 3, and some nice rock gardens.

Make sure to check your lines in the drops in the town of East Nassau,(class 4) they like to catch large trees and make river wide strainers."



Other Local Runs:

Kinderhook Creek Section 1

Kinderhook Creek Section 2

Kinderhook Creek Section 3

Stony Kill

Claverack Creek

Roeliff Jensen Kill



Capital Region Area Reaches

Basic Creek                                    Batten Kill                                         Claverack Creek 

Cobleskill Creek                             Fox Creek                                         Hannacrois Creek 

Hoosic                                            Hudson (Lock 2)                               Kinderhook Creek  (1.) 

Kinderhook Creek  (2.)                   Kinderhook Creek  (3.)                      Kline Kill 

Normans Kill (1.)                            Normans Kill (2.)                                North Chuctanunda Creek 

Mohawk (Upper Cohoes Wave)     Mohawk (Cohoes Wave)                   Poesten Kill (0.) 

Poesten Kill (1.)                             Poesten Kill (2.)                                 Quacken Kill  

Schoharie Creek                            Stony Kill                                           Wyant's Kill 


Google Map of New York Whitewater

New York Whitewater Paddlers Facebook Group

Rapid Descriptions


Gage Descriptions

There is no gauge for this section, but an approximation can be made from the Kinderhook Creek at Rossman gauge.

Directions Description

We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

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Army Corps Study Threatens Lehigh River Boating

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

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.


Alex Barham


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