Clear Fork of Mohican - Pleasant Hill Reservoir to Black Fork

Clear Fork of Mohican, Ohio, US


Pleasant Hill Reservoir to Black Fork

Usual Difficulty II (for normal flows)
Length 4.9 Miles
Avg. Gradient 13 fpm
Max Gradient 25 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Clear Fork bl Pleasant Hill Dam nr Perrysville OH
usgs-03133500 1.00 - 3.25 ft II 00h30m 1.45 ft (running)
Best boatable levels uncertain. Help us out! Add a comment or 'report'. Gauge is on this reach, downstream of dam which regulates flow, thus will change abruptly.

River Description

Lat/Longitude data are very approximate.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2001-01-15 05:53:02

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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December 12 2009 (3323 days ago)
rabers1 (11003)
I canoed this on Dec. 6, 2009 at just under 200 cfs. Very boney with many downed trees straining
the river. Very approximately within a mile from the dam is a DOUBLE STRAINER at this level (~180).
It is a downed tree across the entire river. It appears to be two main stems of the tree. The river
moves at a good pace, so we could not ferry. We went full steam over the clearest part of the tree.
The two stems of the tree are about two feet apart. We were stuck on top of both stems, luckily our
canoe was straight with the flow. At this level, I consider this dangerous. I am a class V kayaker
and am out of my element in a canoe. At this level I would solo canoe so you can get over logs
better. It appears over the last few weeks the dam bounces between an output of around 200 or an
output of 400 cfs. The online gauge is hard to find. Go to for current
output, but there is no release schedule. This is a fun river that doesn't have all the traffic of
the very popular Mohican.
April 15 2009 (3563 days ago)
tom kaylorDetails
I paddled the section from the dam down to SR 3 and while it is fairly scenic there was no class II
in my opinion. A few deadfalls might require some boat handling skills however? There is a wave at
the base of the dam that might offer some play but that area is heavily fished.