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Difficulty II-III
Length 10 Miles
Flow Range 2.55 - 7.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 1.31 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 06/09/2016 1:59 pm

River Description

Western New York Area Reaches

Beaver Meadow Creek                     Canadaway Creek (1.)                                      Canadaway Creek (2.) 

Canaseraga Creek                           Cattaraugus Creek                                           Cattaraugus Creek, S. Branch 

Cazenovia Creek, W. Branch (1.)    Cazenovia Creek, W. Branch (2.)                     Chautauqua Creek 

Clear Creek, N. Br.                           Conesus Creek                                              Eighteenmile Creek 

Eighteenmile Creek, S. Br.                Ellicott Creek                                                    Genesee (Letchworth) 

Honeoye Creek                               Keshequa Creek                                            Little Chautauqua Creek 

Murder Creek                                  Niagara                                                             Oak Orchard Creek 

Oatka Creek                                    Rushford Lake Outlet                                       Sugar Creek 

Twentymile Creek


Google Map of New York Whitewater

New York Whitewater Paddlers Facebook Group

Rapid Descriptions

First Rapid

Class - II Mile - 4
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Curley, Larry, and Moe

Class - II+ Mile - 5.6
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Three delicious playholes at the confluence with the S. Branch.


Class - II+ Mile - 8.7
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The last rapid with a bunch of good play waves and holes.


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Jeff Wood
8 years ago

In regards to running more river you could probably put in at Hammond Hill Rd (access would probably be easier from the catt county side) or at Scoby Dam in Springville. I've done the section of river from Scoby to the usual Put In in the summer time and it was a fun stretch of river in a canoe with friends who don't know what they are doing but might be a bit long and dull in a whitewater boat. Though there were a few sections that looked like they might make for some waves and more interesting rapids at high water.

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9 years ago

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11 years ago

the river is running great we went on our first run april 2nd 2009, and had a great time. does anyone know of an earlier put in before zoar valley, otto bridge?

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11 years ago

The road to zoar is totally passable

Gage Descriptions

Class 2 @ 3.5 ft.
class 4 @ 5 ft.

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.

Date Flow Result Factor  
2000-04-01 High Fatality Inexperience Read More




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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


Matt Muir


Jonathan Janicki


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1206617 06/09/16 Alex Barham Added local info
1199899 04/23/11 Matt Muir Edited putin/takeout coords from GPS; added three rapids.
1191072 07/11/08 Jonathan Janicki n/a