For a good description please see the Hudson river from Indian Lake to North River. This river typically is not run by itself as the run would result in a hike out of about 3 miles.
Update: The NYSDEC plans to purchase the formerly private land now used as a hunting club, which extends from shortly downstream of the put in for the dam to the confluence with the Hudson. This should open access to the Hudson and make this a viable run. More information is available HERE
Eastern Adirondacks Reaches
Ausable, E. Branch Ausable, W. Branch (1.) Ausable, W. Branch (2.) Balm of Gilead Brook
Boquet (2.) Boquet (3.) Boquet, N. Branch Boquet, S. Branch
Boreas (1.) Branch, The (Boquet trib.) Branch, The (Schroon trib.) Cedar (1.)
Cedar (2.) Cold Deer Creek (Hudson Trib.) Glen Creek
Hague Brook Hudson (0.) Hudson (1. Indian River to North River) Hudson (2. North River to Riparius)
Hudson (3. Riparius to the Glen) Indian (Hudson trib.) John's Brook La Chute
Mettawee Mill Creek (Essex County) Mill Creek (Hudson trib.) North Creek
Pike Brook Poultney Putnam Creek Raquette (1.)
Rock River Schroon (North Hudson to Schroon Falls) Schroon (Starbuckville to Riverbank) Schroon (Warrensburg to Thurman Station)
Squaw Brook Styles Brook Thirteenth Brook Trout brook (Schroon trib)
West Mill Brook
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Above the usual put in, the Otter Slide drops perhaps 15 feet into a hole with a rock wall on one side.
Almost as soon as you leave the put in eddy you'll be in the thick of it. This rapid is nearly a mile long.
After a brief stretch of calmer water things pick up to class 3 or 3+ again. The meat of this rapid is perhaps 1/2 mile long.
The USGS no longer operates the guage below the dam. The listed gauge will tell you how much water is flowing into Lake Abanakee, which will give you a good idea of flows on the Indian only if Lake Abanakee is full and water is spilling over the dam. Starting at th ebeginning of April there are generally releases every day from 10AM until 11:30. Sometime in May releases are reduced to Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends.What ever you do, do not miss the bubble or you will be stranded.
Permits are not required for this reach.
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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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