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Difficulty II-III+(V)
Length 5 Miles
Flow Range 800 - 5000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 56 minutes ago 841 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 04/21/2016 3:33 pm

River Description

Some paddlers may wish to walk upstream from the indicated put-in to run a number of large ledges. Otherwise, this is a fun easy Class 2-3 run down to Route 155. Look out for strainers.



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 


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Directions Description

From Route 20 between Westmere and Guilderland take Route 155 South. Take out at the second bridge. If you pass the New York Dept. of Health Building you went too far.

Return to 20. Turn left to go west. Take the first left after the Guilderland Town Offices onto Frenchs Mill Road. Put In at the bridge, or run the drops above.

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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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1205649 12/16/15 Alex Barham n/a
1205653 12/16/15 Alex Barham
1205650 12/16/15 Alex Barham
1205721 12/28/15 Alex Barham
1205927 03/15/16 Rob put-in/take-out were reversed
1206288 04/21/16 Alex Barham Added local info