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Difficulty III
Length 1.5 Miles
Gauge WEST CANADA CREEK NEAR WILMURT NY
Flow Range 600 - 2000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 20 minutes ago 1750 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/14/2016 6:52 pm

River Description


David Wawro shared on 2003-05-28:
The top of this section can be scouted from a road off Route 8 that crosses the river just above the gorge. The gorge itself is steep-walled, narrow and long and the rapids are continuous, so it deserves more caution than its Class III rating might suggest.

At high water (1500 cfs), it's quite a quick run. Be aware of washdowns or strainers.

Lat/longitude coords are approximate, from TopoZone.

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Tug Hill - Old Forge Area Reaches

Beaver (1. Moshier)                               Beaver (2. Eagle)                                 Beaver (3. Taylorville)

Black (1.)                                                Black (2.)                                             Black (3.)

Black (4.)                                                Black (5.)                                             Black, S. Branch

Cincinnati Creek                                     Crystal Creek                                       Deer River (Section 1)

Deer River (Section 2)                        Fish Creek, E. Branch                          Independence River (1. Upper) 

Independence River (2. Main)               Indian (S.Br. Moose trib.)                     Little Black Creek

Little Woodhull Creek                             Mad River                                           Mill Creek 

Mohawk (1.)                                           Moose (1. Middle)                                Moose (2. Lower) 

Moose (3. Bottom)                                 Moose, Middle Branch                          Moose, S. Branch (1.)  

Moose, S. Branch (2.)                            Negro Brook                                       Otter Creek  

Roaring Brook (Brokeback Gorge)    West Canada Creek (1.)                      West Canada Creek (2. Ohio Gorge) 

West Canada Creek, S. Branch                Woodhull Creek (Upper)                     Woodhull Creek (Middle) 

Woodhull Creek (Miracle Mile)

 

Google Map of New York Whitewater

New York Whitewater Paddlers Facebook Group

 

 

Rapid Descriptions

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Chris Morelli
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8 years ago

Ran today at 13,000 CFS by Ed Moorehead, Todd and Dustin Caza and Chris Morelli. basically one long huge volume wave train, with crashing waves 15/20 feet plus, large diagnals, horrible eddylines. Super fun rush. Not for everyone..

Summary of Gauge Readings

Minimum is based on a recommendation from the Northeast Paddlers' Massage Board.

Gauge NameReadingTimeComment
WEST CANADA CREEK NEAR WILMURT NY
AW Gauge Info
1750 cfs 00h20m n/a
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