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Difficulty V+
Length 5 Miles
Flow Range 400 - 1200 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 week ago 265 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/05/2016 9:06 pm

River Description

Video tour of the rapids below Chasm Falls.

Starts at Chasm Falls which is a huge, unrun drop. From here it is easy creeking through beautiful scenery. Be sure to watch the video and get out in time before the river-wide siphon.


Potsdam - Malone Area Reaches

Chateaugay                                                    Deer (Dickinson Center)

Deer (Dickinson Center to Lawrenceville)       Grass (1. Lampsons Falls to Downerville)

Grass (Sec. 3)                                                Grass (Sec. 4)

Jordan                                                             Little Trout

Marble                                                             Meacham Lake Outlet

Raquette Sec. 3) Hannawa Falls                    Raquette 2) Piercefield to Parmenter Site

Raquette Sec. 4) Stone Valley                        Salmon

Salmon (Chasm Falls)                                     St. Regis

St. Regis, E. Branch                                        St. Regis, Middle Branch (Sec. 1)

St. Regis, Middle Branch (Sec. 2)                   St. Regis, Middle Branch (Sec. 3)

St. Regis, Middle Branch (Sec. 4.)                  St. Regis, W. Branch (Sec. 1)

St. Regis, W. Branch (Sec. 2)                          St. Regis, W. Branch (Sec. 3)

Trout Brook


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Rapid Descriptions


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Zachary Zwanenburg
6 years ago

Check out my video guidebook to the Salmon River, Chasm Falls Section on YouTube and like it:

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Directions Description

Starting on Route 30 South of Malone.

Take Fayette Road. This takes you east towards Titus Mountain. The Putin is at the dam/bridge.

To get to the Takeout continue a few yards then make a left onto Duane Road / Rt.25. Continue all the way to Whippleville. Make a right at the 4 way and takeout at the bridge.

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Army Corps Study Threatens Lehigh River Boating

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

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.


Alex Barham




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1205582 12/11/15 Alex Barham
1206053 04/05/16 Alex Barham Added local info
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