Info from New York Exposed: The Whitewater State, Vol. 2.
Bob Malinowski shared:
"While I haven't been on this run this year, there is a lot of new wood visible from the road. This section also has a couple features worth detailing for those who haven't paddled it. There is a 15-20' drop just downstream from the man-made dam halfway down the run. This drop ('72 Nova) is around a blind corner and there are only a couple of small eddies before the lip. There are 2 large-diameter, river-wide, trees that force a portage on river right just above the drop. Don't get back in your boat without scouting the drop around the next right turn.
"When you get closer to houses near the end of the run there is a small 4' mill drop that can get sticky at higher water. The hole formed is river wide. Paddle hard and throw a good boof stroke at the lip to punch through it. The gauge information is a little off on the Quackenkill. While the Hoosick at Eagle Bridge gauge is a decent indicator for both runs, the level at Eagle Bridge should be near 7' or better for (either this run or the Poestenkill) to be at full potential. The correlation is not exact, and should only be used as a guide for deciding to make the drive or not. Sometimes the Q'kill can be cranking and the P'kill too low; sometimes it's reversed with no rhyme or reason."
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Capital Region Area Reaches
Basic Creek Batten Kill Claverack Creek
Cobleskill Creek Fox Creek Hannacrois Creek
Hoosic Hudson (Lock 2) Kinderhook Creek (1.)
Kinderhook Creek (2.) Kinderhook Creek (3.) Kline Kill
Normans Kill (1.) Normans Kill (2.) North Chuctanunda Creek
Mohawk (Upper Cohoes Wave) Mohawk (Cohoes Wave) Poesten Kill (0.)
Poesten Kill (1.) Poesten Kill (2.) Quacken Kill
Schoharie Creek Stony Kill Wyant's Kill
Google Map of New York Whitewater
New York Whitewater Paddlers Facebook Group
Although the Eagle Pass gage is but 13 miles away, it measures the Hoosic at a point where it has 510 sq mi catchment, 30 times the flow of the Quack at Grafton (17 sq.mi.). Using the USGS gage on the Green at Williamstown, Mass (43 sq mi) 18 mi away will give you more comparable results in real time. - Alf Cooley
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