Cincinnati Creek, New York, US
|Usual Difficulty||IV-V (for normal flows)|
|Avg. Gradient||75 fpm|
|Max Gradient||120 fpm|
|INDEPENDENCE RIVER AT DONNATTSBURG NY|
|usgs-04256000||450 - 2000 cfs||IV-V||01h40m||30.5 cfs (too low)|
An instant classic prone to being chocked with strainers. Take the time to check for wood where possible before putting on. Otherwise enjoy the fast boogie water between great drops and be ready to jump out in a hurry if there is a strainer.
While there is no guage, locals will call the Remsen Country Bakery to get a visual. Be sure to thank them by buying something when you go. (315) 831-2559
A helpful commenter wrote:
So Cincinnati is a go. You want to put in at the top bridge right before the first drop, which is a clean 18/20 footer with a lil hole at the bottom and a lot of aerated water. Then you have some class 3+ boogie time, some strainers, some footbridges you have to either crawl under or get out around. Then you come to the first real class 4 drop, the lead*in goes under a bridge and ends with a 6/8 foot ledge with a tricky move, pool after so you can collect your shit. Then some more class 3 boogie. Hard to catch with levels but more water = more fun. Be Safe.
An American Whitewater member reported an access problem here in October 2000. The member
reported that a landowner strung barb wire across the river and built a very low footbridge that
makes the river impassable at higher levels. Both are reported as being very dangerous obstacles.
The creek comes up quick following hard rains and runs fairly often.
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