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Difficulty I-III
Length 9.5 Miles
Flow Range 5000 - 15000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 40 minutes ago 557 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/21/2016 2:53 pm

River Description

After 4 miles of consistent Class 2 the river picks up to Class 3 and then takes a step back again. Look for good play near the takeout. Mostly wooded and remote feeling. Not usually known for strainers, but be careful as eddies are not always common.

Check the Flows and Directions tabs for more info


Mohawk Valley Area Reaches

Canajoharie Creek                           Caroga Creek                                  Cincinnati Creek 

East Canada Creek                          Fish Creek, E. Branch                     Ninemile Creek  

North Chuctanunda Creek               Nowadaga Creek                             Mohawk (1.)  

Oriskany Creek (Clinton)                  Oriskany Creek (Oriskany Falls)      Schoharie Creek 

Sprite Creek (Upper)                        Sprite Creek (Lower)                       Spruce Creek 

Timmerman Creek                           West Canada Creek 


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Rapid Descriptions


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Tarrence Lasher
9 years ago

As of today, 3/13/10, there are no river wide strainers. Several places with strainers 3/4 across. Great fun! Very continuous action. Several great little ledge drops and a large slide. Park and play at the Rt. 5 take out. Enjoy.

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Directions Description

From the Canajoharie Exit on I-90:

Turn right and go into town. Turn right at the light. Cross the brige and turn left. Make a quick right to head north on 10. Put in at the bridge just past Ephratah.

Take out:

Head South on 10. turn right onto 67. Turn left onto Wagners Hollow. Turn right at 5 and park at the bridge.

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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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1205602 12/12/15 Alex Barham
1206261 04/21/16 Alex Barham Added local info
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