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Difficulty II
Length 5 Miles
Gauge SCHROON RIVER AT RIVERBANK NY
Flow Range 2.60 - 8.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 15 minutes ago 3.06 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/08/2016 5:49 pm

River Description


The river is primarily a flat water paddle. The only exceptions are a fishing weir about two miles down from the putin and the rapid called Schroon falls at the take out. In high water you will need to be careful of the fishing weir as it can have a uniform back roller and the possibility of pinning is there. Otherwise the only section that is runnable is the far right.
At the end of the section, as you approach the bridge you will notice a horizon line. If you need to scout do so from the left bank as the right is private. The entire rapid is only about 40 feet long and is completely under the bridge. It is run from right to center. Be careful of pinning possibilities in low water. At certain levels you may be able to use this rapid as a park and play area. Take out is on river left immediately past the rapid unless you want to paddle all the way to Schroon Lake. In that case there are a number of locations to take out at every bridge. Again, the remainder of the river to the lake is flat and has houses along the way.

 

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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Rapid Descriptions

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Gage Descriptions

The guage is not located on this section. In fact, it is located below the lake about 15 miles so it really isn't reliable. Season is somewhat limited if the weather has been dry. Otherwise it can be paddled anytime although summer may cause you to have to walk over some sand bars.

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Army Corps Study Threatens Lehigh River Boating

1/3/2020
Bob Nasdor

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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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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Stephen Hobbs

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Alex Barham

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1191216 11/04/01 Stephen Hobbs n/a
1206139 04/08/16 Alex Barham Added local info