Independence River - 1. Upper


Independence River, New York, US

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1. Upper

Usual Difficulty I-III(IV) (for normal flows)
Length 7 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
INDEPENDENCE RIVER AT DONNATTSBURG NY
usgs-04256000 375 - 900 cfs I-III(IV) 22h35m 1020 cfs (too high)


River Description

This is described as an easy scenic stretch of whitewater punctuated with a few drops which are more challenging. The majority is moving Class 1-2 water with a play hole 200 yards above the takeout.

Squires wrote that a Class 5 gorge is located upstream of the put in. If you explore please post photos and a description.

 

 

Tug Hill - Old Forge Area Reaches

Beaver (1. Moshier)                               Beaver (2. Eagle)                                 Beaver (3. Taylorville)

Black (1.)                                                Black (2.)                                             Black (3.)

Black (4.)                                                Black (5.)                                             Black, S. Branch

Cincinnati Creek                                     Crystal Creek                                       Deer River (Section 1)

Deer River (Section 2)                        Fish Creek, E. Branch                          Independence River (1. Upper) 

Independence River (2. Main)               Indian (S.Br. Moose trib.)                     Little Black Creek

Little Woodhull Creek                             Mad River                                           Mill Creek 

Mohawk (1.)                                           Moose (1. Middle)                                Moose (2. Lower) 

Moose (3. Bottom)                                 Moose, Middle Branch                          Moose, S. Branch (1.)  

Moose, S. Branch (2.)                            Negro Brook                                       Otter Creek  

Roaring Brook (Brokeback Gorge)    West Canada Creek (1.)                      West Canada Creek (2. Ohio Gorge) 

West Canada Creek, S. Branch                Woodhull Creek (Upper)                     Woodhull Creek (Middle) 

Woodhull Creek (Miracle Mile)

 

Google Map of New York Whitewater

New York Whitewater Paddlers Facebook Group

 

 


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2016-04-14 18:40:51

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