Mill Brook (Jericho) - Jericho


Mill Brook (Jericho), Vermont, US

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Jericho

Usual Difficulty III-IV (for normal flows)
Length 1.63 Miles
Avg. Gradient 141 fpm

Cabin Falls


Cabin Falls
Photo of Ryan McCall by Scott Gilbert taken 08/03/08 @ medium

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
ALLEN BROOK AT VT 2A, NEAR ESSEX JUNCTION, VT
usgs-04290335 70 - 400 cfs III-IV 4y109d19h23m 5.4 cfs (too low)


River Description

Mill Brook is Burlington's backyard creek.  Only a twenty minute drive from downtown gives you access to a beautiful wooded valley with several ledges, falls and slides, none being harder than class IV.  Unfortunately it takes a relative deluge for there to be enough water to truly enjoy this creek.  It can be run at medium and lower, but the bits inbetween the drops become unbearably scratchy, and if you choose to run this at a low level your boat may never forgive you.  At high water however this little creek is a true delight. Several laps are the norm as the one and a half miles or so can be run quickly, making it the ideal lunchbreak creek for Chittenden county boaters when the skies open up.   

As of the floods of 2011 there are two landslides and trees in the river after the Hydro drop which will likely require walking around.  Please be discrete and quick as you are often on private property.
-Scott G

 


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Last Updated: 2017-11-08 15:03:55

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User Comments

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May 25 2013 (1729 days ago)
ajbarsky (152865)
This was FULL of wood in inopportune locations today, including in the middle of most major drops
and not easily seen from water level. There are also not a lot of eddies at this level for scouting
drops. I lost count of how many times we had to portage, but 2 miles took about 3hrs. Probably not
worth running again until a lot of that wood is cleared.
September 5 2011 (2358 days ago)
Mark LacroixDetails
On August 28th, 2011 Hurricane Irene struck New England. The resulting floods caused extensive
damage throughout the region, the worst in over 100 years. More than half the rivers in Vermont and
northern New Hampshire recorded their highest flow levels ever. Many roads, guardrails, power
lines, bridges, trees and other debris now litter several rivers throughout the region. River beds
have been scoured and changed course, many new strainers make navigation problematic at best and
downright dangerous at worse. Please realize that the river description you see here may not match
current situation after the floods. Use common sense and when in doubt scout especially on blind
drops. Also, if you run this river in the next year or so please comment on its navigability, even
if there are no problems this will be very helpful. Please report any new strainers or changes to
the rapids that will impact future boating. Thank you,


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