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Difficulty III
Length 6.6 Miles
Gauge Brandywine Creek at Chadds Ford, PA
Flow Range 800 - 1900 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 2 hours ago 705 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 07/12/2001 5:17 am

River Description

Very, very edgy section that travels through industrial sections reminiscent of the Deerhunter. A few nasty dams accompany this industrial zone as the river travels through Coatesville and Modena.

There is an exciting Class III broken out dam at the end at Strausburg Rd.

Rapid Descriptions


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Robert Fraser
11 years ago

as of 5/23/07 the damn is blocked by a massive strainer

Summary of Gauge Readings

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Brandywine Creek at Chadds Ford, PA
AW Gauge Info
705 cfs 02h09m

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Ohiopyle State Park Updates River Regulations

2018-03-30 14:00:00-04
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This past fall American Whitewater met with Ohiopyle State Park managers to discuss possible updates to their whitewater paddling regulations. The first topic was to change the rules governing raft sizes at different water levels to recognize the capabilities of self-bailing rafts. Shorter self-bailing boats will now be allowed to run the river at high water. Some small changes to the regulations will make Ohiopyle Falls more accessible to paddlers. A change in the way the gauge is interpreted should make the falls "legal" on more days. Although whitewater paddlers are only one part of the vast public that visits the park, every effort was made to accommodate them while avoiding user conflicts and safety hazards. Special thanks goes to Ken Bisbee, Ohiopyle State Park Operations Manager and John Hallas, a former Ohiopyle State Park Operations Manager who is now Director of State Parks. Click here to read the updated Ohiopyle River Regulations:

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Pennsylvania Dam Removal Conference to be Held January 31st.

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