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Difficulty V
Length 2 Miles
Flow Range 500 - 2000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 2 hours ago 173 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 02/15/2018 3:47 pm

River Description

This run has changed significantly following Hurricane Irene. Please comment with any updated information.


Start at the Whiteface Mountain chairlift upstream of the bridge to the ski resort, or hike a little ways upstream for a bonus waterfall. There are 2 class 4 drops under the bridge at Whiteface followed by a few miles of Class 2.

Takeout before the Flume or continue into the next section



Plattsburgh Area Reaches

Ausable (Ausable Chasm)                                       Ausable, E. Branch

Ausable, W. Branch (4. High Falls Gorge)               Ausable, W. Branch (5. The Flume)

Ausable, W. Branch (Section 6)                               Black Brook

Boquet, S. Branch                                                Boquet, N. Branch

Chateaugay                                                             Great Chazy (Chazy Lake to Miner Lake)

Great Chazy (Miner Lake to Mooers)                      Great Chazy, North Branch

Little Black Brook                                                     Little Trout

Marble                                                                    Salmon

Salmon (Lake Champlain)                                        Saranac (Permanent Rapids)

Saranac (1. Union Falls to Silver Lake Road)          Saranac (2. Silver Lake Road to Redford)

Saranac (3. High Falls Gorge)                                 Saranac (Sec. 4)

Styles Brook 

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Rapid Descriptions


Gage Descriptions

Gauge is located downstream on the main branch of the river.

Directions Description

We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

Date Flow Result Factor  
2006-06-06 High Fatality Read More



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Moose River Video

Mark Singleton

2010 marked the 25th anniversary of protecting the Black and Moose rivers!  View an online video documentary on the Moose River and the early role that American Whitewater played in protecting this amazing river.


Matt Muir


Alex Barham


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1193253 05/14/01 n/a n/a
1195183 05/30/09 Matt Muir Sorting by section.
1208909 02/15/18 Alex Barham updated
1206072 04/05/16 Alex Barham Added local info
1208910 02/15/18 Alex Barham updated