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Difficulty I
Length 9.7 Miles
Gauge Conneaut Creek at Conneaut OH
Flow Range 400 - 2000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 174 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 03/15/2009 2:31 pm

River Description


I have only run this section of Conneaut once, the day after Christmas in 2005 when the river was high due to snowmelt. There were several good waves, spread pretty evenly throughout especially near I-90 and near Mile 7.  At this high level, they were seperated by long, fast, quiet stretches. If the level is near the min, it looks to be lame, slow, and long.

 

The huge loop in the river is the major perk for this reach.  It is a 3.5 mile shuttle for a 9.7 mile trip on the river as Conneaut travels west, cuts through the glacial ridge, and turns east near Kingsville.  If you really feel like being on Conneaut the whole day, you can make the trip much longer by putting in on Center Road just downstream of Rt 7 and take Rt 7 just a few miles north and take out on this same Center Road on the other side of the loop.  I don't think you can just follow Center Rd the whole way as it appears to dead end at I-90 on both sides without an underpass or overpass.  With the price of gas these days it would be wise for boaters to load into one vehicle, pack a bike or plan a hike.  

 

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Jimmy Wright
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1 year ago

It's approximately 2.0ft at low end which is roughly 175CFS - anything lower and you end up going for a river "walk" instead of a "float"

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Randall McFarland
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1 year ago

ran @ 209cfs good level plenty of water

Summary of Gauge Readings

The cited gauge is on Woodcock Creek near Blooming Valley, PA.  This gauge and Pymatuning Creek are the closest gauges to Conneaut's main catch basin.  They are both only about 18 miles away.  They should be accurate, but I am not yet certain that 6 feet is the correct minimum level.

 

Gauge NameReadingTimeComment
Conneaut Creek at Conneaut OH
AW Gauge Info
174 cfs ℹ️ 01h12m No information on runnable flow yet, but based on the river width, it probably takes about 350 CFS to run. Please report on this so I can update.
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New Hydro Project for Cuyahoga (OH)

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