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Difficulty I-II
Length 21.1 Miles
Gauge East Branch Brandywine Creek below Downingtown, PA
Flow Range 200 - 2000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 33 minutes ago 132 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 07/20/2001 3:10 am

River Description

A pleasant run with only two dams along the entire stretch. One is a 30 foot high flood conrol dam that must be portaged. The takeout is near the confluence of the two branches of the Brandywine.

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Rapid Descriptions


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8 years ago

I did this run on Sunday. About 8 ft. Fun run with my son (11). We put in at Dorlan Mill Rd and took out at Kerr Park. Took us around 1.5 hours. Easy run with some decent ledges and nice white water the whole run. Class 2 for sure. We took out at the dam on the right. Very easy to do. There is one really nice rapid around Dowlin Forge Rd.

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Pennsylvania Dam Removal Conference to be Held January 31st.

Kevin Colburn

There will be a one day conference on January 31st in eastern Pennsylvania that will address dam removal and rehabilitation in the state and region. It is likely that this very affordable conference would be helpful to paddlers interested in working on dam removal projects in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. Registration for the conference is due by January 23rd.

Matt Muir


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