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Difficulty II-III(IV)
Length 1 Miles
Flow Range 62 - 100000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 7 years ago 44 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 02/27/2004 10:29 pm

River Description

Like many other semi-urban rivers this short run can have poor water quality at times.
Coneross Hydropark is essentially a small series of slanted waterfalls and ledges. The run is entirely a Âdestination boating experience. Boaters must put in at the base of the dam or slightly downstream of the dam depending on the water level and if the dam is releasing water or spilling over. The rapids are river wide and multiple lines are possible. Most drops are easy class III but the final drop on river right is more difficult. This narrow slot drop can pin boaters. The takeout is downstream below the hydroplant. Boaters do not need to run shuttle and it is fairly simple to walk up the concrete flume to the top of the run.

Rapid Descriptions

Dam Drop

Class - II Mile - 0
Dam Drop is the put-in ledge below the dam and hydroplant flume.

Boof ledge

Class - III Mile - 0.1
The first ledge on river left is a good boof location.

The final Slide

Class - III Mile - 0.3
This is the largest siding drop on the river. A large hole can develop at high water.

The run from below

Class - Mile - 1
This photograph is an upstream photo of Coneross from an eddy near the bottom of the rapids.


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12 years ago

ran this section at 260cfs.....Lots of lines,but some were very scetch! Put in on river right just below the dam. I would stick to running river left to left center the whole way. DO NOT run right of the of the last slide... very dangerous slot with huge hole. Big hole developes at the center of the bottom slide at high water. Scout well and pick a safe line or things could get bad, at least at high water. O yeah, and the water is pretty nasty.

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stephen wood
14 years ago

april 12 i ran from richland area to the highway 59 dam. haha maybe 2 rapids. I portaged almost 1 1/2 miles. time...eta...4 hours...paddling...

Gage Descriptions

LOCATION.--Lat 34 38'57'', long 82 59'30'', Oconee County, Hydrologic Unit 03060101, on right bank 30 ft downstream of bridge on County Road 63, and 3.0 miles southwest of Seneca.
The gauge is not always acurate because the whitewater only has water when the powerplant is not generating the full flow of the river.

Directions Description

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