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Difficulty I-V
Length 4.5 Miles
Gauge WEST BRANCH OSWEGATCHIE RIVER NEAR HARRISVILLE NY
Flow Range 1000 - 1300 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 5 hours ago 2050 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 04/05/2016 8:01 pm

River Description


Mostly relatively flat with one area of steep gradient. Reportedly a good beginner run, but be sure to scout any horizon lines or areas that appear to be getting steep.

 

Governour - Cranberry Lake Area Reaches:

Black Creek                                             Boland Creek

Indian (Oswegatchi Tributary)               Island Branch

Jenny Creek                                             Little

Oswegatchi (Owbow to Elmdale)          Oswegatchi East Branch Sect. 1

Oswegatchi East Branch Sect. 2          Oswegatchi East Branch Sect. 3

Oswegatchi East Branch Sect. 4           Oswegatchi Middle Branch Sect. 1

Oswegatchi Middle Branch Sect. 2       Oswegatchi Middle Branch Sect. 4 (Sluice Falls)

Oswegatchi West Branch (Bisha to Jerden)     Oswegatchi West Branch (Fullerville to Oswegatchi)   

Sawyer Creek

 

Canton - Cranberry Lake Area Reaches

Boland Creek                                                   Elm Creek 

Grass (1. Lampsons Falls to Downerville)       Grass (2. Downerville to Russell)      

Grass (3. Morley to Massena)                    Grass (4.Woods Bridge Road to Route 47)     

Grass, Middle Branch                                 Grass, North Branch   

Grass, Upper South Branch                        Grass, Lower South Branch (Twin Falls)         

Oswegatchie, E. Branch (2.)                           Oswegatchie, E. Branch (3.)

Oswegatchie, W. Branch                                   Plumb Brook

 

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New York Whitewater Paddlers Facebook Group

 

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10 years ago

Just ran this on May 29th after a inch of rain. Was a lot of fun but a ton of water lead to numerous spills. All in all a great section for a beginner.

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Moose River Video

1/18/2011
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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Alex Barham

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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1205572 12/10/15 Alex Barham Updated. Gauge added
1191166 11/02/01 n/a n/a
1206016 04/03/16 Alex Barham Added local info
1206038 04/05/16 Alex Barham Added local info