Mill Creek, Indiana, US
|Usual Difficulty||V (for normal flows)|
|MILL CREEK NEAR CATARACT, IN|
|usgs-03358000||350 - 1200 cfs||V||02h22m||15.2 cfs (too low)|
|Mile||Rapid Name||Class||Features (Legend)|
A very action-filled, complex lead-in brings you to this falls. It starts with a river-wide short dam structure, proceeds to various slides, ledges, and waves, and then . . . the big wahoo! The left side of the main falls lands shallow/hard on rock. The remainder of the width of the falls looks wicked with high flows.
The approach to this falls is much more straightforward than the Upper, though not without it's own hazard. A preliminary short ledge forms a wave which can stop you for an unplanned surf. You had better come out of it in your boat and in control, because the main drop is not far downstream.
Believe it or not, it should be noted that this lower cascade is sometimes not present! Water from the 'lake' (reservoir) downstream can back up so much that it completely swallows up this drop!
The following YouTube video shows a run of this drop.