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Difficulty II+
Length 6.3 Miles
Gauge MONOCACY RIVER AT BRIDGEPORT, MD
Flow Range 700 - 5000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 2 days ago 230 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 11/30/2010 12:05 am

River Description


The first 4.2 miles is class I, so many paddlers only do the final 2.1 miles, starting at Shorbs Mill Road (39.73262°,-77.29755°).

Ed Evangelidi shared:
This is a good creek to combine with a Marsh Creek paddle, only do it first as it drops faster. This creek has longer but easier rapids than Marsh Creek and the longest and hardest rapid is at the end and is hardest at low water. Strainers seem to fortunately fall in the slower water sections generally. There is a good visual gauge at the takeout road. Look at the downstream right side. There is a groove in the concrete and the groove equals 3 inches of usable water. Make sure you take out above the dam. There is another small dam just below the takeout that is easy to run but is hard on boats.
For more information, see Keystone Canoeing by Gertler, E.

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Gage Descriptions

There is a good visual gauge at the takeout road. Look at the downstream right side. There is a groove in the concrete and the groove equals 3 inches of usable water.

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Pennsylvania Dam Removal Conference to be Held January 31st.

1/9/2004
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.
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Matt Muir

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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1198811 11/30/10 Matt Muir Added coords and 2nd state; fixed for Matt ing.
1191435 05/11/05 Stephen J. Ettinger n/a