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Difficulty I
Length 0.5 Miles
Gauge OSWEGO RIVER AT LOCK 7, OSWEGO NY
Flow Range 15000 - 30000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 52 minutes ago 8580 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 04/03/2003 7:07 am

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Hillman wrote, in the Northeast Paddlers' Message Board:
"I know everyone is hitting everything that's opening up, but the oswego river is flowing at 19,800 cfs right now. Check it out on the american whitewater website. The section of rapids is only about a half mile long or so, starting right below(or above) the dam at lock 7. If you like to park and play, there are at least 50 surfable waves right now. There is a pedestrian walkway lining the river on both sides, so you can walk back up on either side, (the east side behind the hotel at the drift boat takeout at lock 8 is better), allowing for multiple runs. There are two main bridges, and a train bridge creating huge waves, and just putting in at the dam is really neat."

Dancio has taken some photos of the area. Click here for a look.

Lat/longitude coords are very approximate, to get us into the area for further cartographic tweakage.

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Army Corps Study Threatens Lehigh River Boating

1/3/2020
Bob Nasdor

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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Moose River Video

1/18/2011
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.

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