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Difficulty I
Length 7.7 Miles
Gauge Chagrin River at Willoughby OH
Flow Range 200 - 1000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 125 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 01/23/2001 6:40 am

River Description

The Chagrin is designated a State Wild and Scenic River. There is at least one good surfing spot at high water.

Note: the 20-foot falls in Chagrin Falls is runnable, but illegal. There's no rational approach, as an upstream 6-foot dam is at best a boat-buster.

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Jimmy Wright
3 years ago

Boatable flows at the bottom end should be approximately 250cfs and above.. 200CFS might be doable but you will be scraping in many spots along the voyage

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Date Flow Result Factor  
2002-05-12 n/a Fatality One Boat Trip Read More
1998-04-26 High Fatality Other Read More



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New Hydro Project for Cuyahoga (OH)

Thomas O'Keefe

The Cuyahoga River, the river that burned, played a pivotal role in the birth of the nation's river conservation movement. While restoration gains have been significant, a proposal for a new hydropower project on a dam targeted for removal would represent a signficant setback in ongoing restoration efforts and would delay for at least half a century any effort to bring back the lost whitewater that sits buried behind the Ohio Edison Gorge Dam. Paddler participation at upcoming scoping meetings is important.

Matt Muir


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