Finger Lakes Area Runs
Bowman Creek Cascadilla Creek Canandaigua Outlet
Canaseraga Creek Canisteo Cayuga Lake Hole
Cayuta Creek Conesus Creek Fall Creek (1.)
Fall Creek (2.) Fall Creek (3.) Great Gully Creek
Honeoye Creek Irondequoit Creek Keshequa Creek
Keuka Outlet Lock 32 Whitewater Course Owasco River (Outlet)
Salmon Creek Sixmile Creek Sugar Creek
Taughannock Creek (1.) Taughannock Creek (2.) Trumansburg Creek
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300 is a good minimum level, although 250 works fine as well
On Weds 5/1 we were confronted by a Penfield Parks & Rec authority and informed we could not put in on park property. Considering the 2005 comment by Andy, we were not surprised. However, we were surprised when he also advised us we could not even float down the creek past the park if we put in outside park property. He stated quite strongly that he would call the police if he sees us even passing through on the creek in our kayaks. We did find a couple statements in a Penfield Parks & Rec document that imply the town owns the water in all Penfield parks and no boating of any sort is allowed. However, we also have found A LOT of legal documentation that since it is a navigatible waterway we are entitled to use it. We'll let you know where this all goes.
Oh, btw ... we got rid of that big tree across the river after the right bend after the bridge/tunnels. We also got rid of the lower tree across the lower falls.
7 years ago
by Mark Abbott
14 years ago
by Andy Cook
There is no official river gauge. The gage linked here is a virtual gage, and its reliability is unknown at this time. Scout and make your own best judgment.
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Initiation rapid for "upper falls"
Upper Falls, First Ledge Drop
Upper Falls, Second Ledge Drop
Upper Falls, Last Drop
Lower Falls, Irondequoit Creek
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Paddlers on the Lehigh River below the Francis E. Walter Dam and Reservoir are concerned that a planned study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its partners, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection will lead to a reduction in whitewater boating opportunities on the Lehigh. The study will evaluate the feasibility of various alternatives to optimize project operation. Aside from the project's authorized primary missions of flood risk management and recreation, the study will also consider water supply and water quality, to identify possible improvements to the existing structure, infrastructure, and operations that will support current and future demands within the region. The Army Corps is holding a public meeting on January 9, 2020 at the Mountain Laurel Resort in White Haven, PA from 6-8 p.m. to explain the study and hear public comments. American Whitewater, Appalachian Mountain Club, and other organizations are expected to file comments with the Army Corps prior to the September 29th deadline in order to share our concerns about the study and potential impacts on boating, the outdoor recreation economy, and the Delaware RIver Basin. We encourage our members to attend the public meeting to voice their concerns.
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