Paint Creek - 2. Mossy to Westerly (former coal yard)

Paint Creek, West Virginia, US


2. Mossy to Westerly (former coal yard)

Usual Difficulty II-III+ (for normal flows)
Length 4.1 Miles
Avg. Gradient 60 fpm
Max Gradient 80 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-03198350 12.80 - 14.20 ft II-III+ 01h00m 10.99 ft (too low)

River Description

The steepest mile is near the end and includes "Dreaded Drop" a irregular 8-10 slide. At higher water levels this drop can develop nasty hydraulics.
At higher water levels take caution approaching the take-out since a culvert bridge is immediately downstream and likes to collect debris.

Lat/longitude coords are approximate, from TopoZone.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2004-09-22 16:05:37

Rapid Descriptions

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