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Difficulty II-III+
Length Miles
Gauge HOOSIC RIVER NEAR EAGLE BRIDGE NY
Flow Range 1000 - 3000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 35 minutes ago 852 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 04/21/2016 3:36 pm

River Description


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 

 

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10 years ago

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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Army Corps Study Threatens Lehigh River Boating

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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

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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1195523 06/21/09 Matt Muir Added coords & length; adjusted max level.
1201301 05/16/12 Matt Muir Added info from Bob Malinowski
1206295 04/21/16 Alex Barham Added local info
1194097 06/15/04 Benny Bramlage n/a