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Difficulty I-III
Length 6.6 Miles
Gauge Brandywine Creek at Chadds Ford, PA
Flow Range 1000 - 3000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 31 minutes ago 690 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 07/12/2001 5:16 am

River Description

Bustling stretch of the Brandywine that starts at Icedale Lake and runs to Coatesville

For more information, see Keystone Canoeing by Gertler, E.

Rapid Descriptions


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9 years ago

I hit this run again 10/28/09 about 7.5 feet. thats a sweet flow its a great quick run. There was a few small pices of wood about hafe way down.You can make it around it and see it. matt

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9 years ago

a few of us paddled the west branch today i think it was running about 6 1/2 7feet we run it off of wagontown rd in hibernia park sweet run class 3 no wood and you can hike the run we hit at 9 1/2feet class 4+ got are ass kicked if you want to hit it call matt at 610 787-0615

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Gauge NameReadingTimeComment
Brandywine Creek at Chadds Ford, PA
AW Gauge Info
690 cfs 00h31m

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Ohiopyle State Park Updates River Regulations

2018-03-30 14:00:00-04
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This past fall American Whitewater met with Ohiopyle State Park managers to discuss possible updates to their whitewater paddling regulations. The first topic was to change the rules governing raft sizes at different water levels to recognize the capabilities of self-bailing rafts. Shorter self-bailing boats will now be allowed to run the river at high water. Some small changes to the regulations will make Ohiopyle Falls more accessible to paddlers. A change in the way the gauge is interpreted should make the falls "legal" on more days. Although whitewater paddlers are only one part of the vast public that visits the park, every effort was made to accommodate them while avoiding user conflicts and safety hazards. Special thanks goes to Ken Bisbee, Ohiopyle State Park Operations Manager and John Hallas, a former Ohiopyle State Park Operations Manager who is now Director of State Parks. Click here to read the updated Ohiopyle River Regulations:

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Pennsylvania Dam Removal Conference to be Held January 31st.

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