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Difficulty V+
Length 7 Miles
Flow Range 1300 - 1600 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 2 hours ago 697 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/03/2016 10:16 pm

River Description

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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

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Rapid Descriptions


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12 years ago

I was in that party and would like to say that I told several people, I apologize that not everyone in the boating community heard the news. When one puts on a river beta is a wonderful tool, however we don't always have all the information which is why we make our own decisions to run drops based on our view of a rapid.

Gage Descriptions

The NY guide books suggests that 1100 and falling slowly or 1000 and rising on the West Branch of the Oswegatchie gauge is minimum.  On my run on 11/1/2008 the gauge read just over 1200 and was dropping slowly.  We were probably slightly below what I would consider the minimum for the run.  It is important to note that this gauge is on the WB of the Oswegatchie after the Middle Branch joins it so it can only be used as a guideline.  It is hard to judge because the run begins and ends with flatwater so that is all you see at the putin and takeout.   

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Moose River Video

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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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1206015 04/03/16 Alex Barham Added local info