This one is said to be pretty trashy. There's a high risk of doing damage to your boat, if not your bod.
The following YouTube video does a fine job of showing the action (and the risk) here:
The runnable sections are river left below the damn. There are two channels. The furthest left channel has some boogie water then a stout undercut 4 ft ledge followed by a short pool ending in a manky 10 footer with rocks on the right. The next channel over is where the sweet goods are with a 4-5 ft boof into a channelized shoot followed by boogie water turning into a 20 ft slide ending with a meaty 10-12 footer. There is an underwater shelf and plenty of strainers so bring safety and make sure you know where to go. I have footage of this on youtube under East Fork Scioto Waterfall Descents.
I've been kayaking the O'Shaughnessy reservoir for about a year and I've never had any problems. The water is deep(over 6 feet) and calm, usually there are many kayaks and sails running along with no problems.
I am surprised about your comment, so I thought maybe you are misinformed.
There is no rapid here. Only a huge dam. The put-in and take-out points are wrong. Don't run it.
I live very close to here and I never knew there was a runnable rapid here. Is it only accessible during period of very high flow? Looks pretty crazy from the youtube video.
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