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Difficulty II(IV)
Length 15 Miles
Flow Range 400 - 10000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 25.6 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 06/09/2016 2:00 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


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Rapid Descriptions


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Cameron Brown
9 years ago

On 5/26/11, Jay and I paddled from above the falls in Colden, about 2 miles down to the Buffalo Ski Club bridge. The falls looked runnable but low at 750 and dropping, and the rest of the run would have been too low. After some more rain, the river shot up, and we put on at about 1100 and rising. The falls was fun (even though I rolled once halfway down and again at the bottom), and Jay had a clean run. After that, it was 2 miles of swifts, some small surf waves, some wood, and 1 lowhead dam. At this level it was an easy boof; at higher levels it might be a decent sized hole, and at very high levels, might even be a nice surf wave. There is an eddy on the right above the dam. Since we put on at 8 pm, we didn't have enough time to make it down to West Falls. From our run, there wasn't anything rated V, but maybe there are other drops between Glenwood and Lackawanna that are difficult. I would give Colden Falls a IV rating and the rest of the run II. - Max

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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.


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1206619 06/09/16 Alex Barham Added local info
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1200207 05/28/11 Matt Muir Added text from comment; changed difficulty.