Difficulty I at this flow (I-II normally)
Length 2 Miles
Gauge EAST FORK WHITEWATER RIVER AT BROOKVILLE, IN
Flow Range 3.50 - 6.50 FT
Flow Rate as of: 2 hours ago 3.45 [FT] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 04/02/2019 8:13 am

River Description


Greg Hynes submits (2006-04-14):

For those living in or around Southeastern Indiana this is a fun run with some fun play spots.

Most of the property along the river (except the Brookville Town Park) is private so please respect.

The put is just below the dam off of Highway 101. (Stay well below the spillway.) Watch for friendly fishermen. You will float down through several riffles and (at high water) class II-III drops. The last of these will be river left, just before the US 52 bridge and the confluence with the West Fork (old cement factory dumping area). This oblique surfing wave is the most fun, but develops into a powerful keeper hole at high flows (lake let down times).

For take out you may wish to coordinate with (and maybe pay an access fee to) Morgans Canoe (on the Whitewater River, after the confluence with the W.Fork).

 

 

Rapid Descriptions

Brookville Dam

Class - N/A Mile - 0

Put-in.  Be mindful of people fishing in the tailwaters.

Mini-Accelerator

Class - I Mile - 0.9

The river narrows to about half it's width as it drops over a small shoal.  Because of the drop and narrowing, the current is very swift here with crisp eddies on both sides.  Great place for catching eddies, s-turns, and ferrying in swift current.

Possible spot for eddyline moves.

Concrete Surf Wave

Class - I Mile - 1.75

Some old concrete (maybe?) in the river creates a small surf wave/hole.  Ferry over and front surf until you get bored, cold, or cold and bored.

Bridge Rapid

Class - I Mile - 1.9

More of a riffle, but still has some eddies and small holes to play in.  Go to the right for the best kind of fun.

Morgan's Canoe

Class - N/A Mile - 2
Rapid Thumbnail Missing

Private take out.  If it is during their season of operation, check with them before you take out to pay any access fee that they might be charging.

Comments

default user thumbnail
n/a
|
8 years ago

uPgyze kjbyxjavchlr, [url=http://jvvmilkbzbhu.com/]jvvmilkbzbhu[/url], [link=http://suodurfjofhs.com/]suodurfjofhs[/link], http://jpduhapynggf.com/ None of the above links work!

default user thumbnail
Robert Henry
|
8 years ago

We paddled this on 10/2/10. The gage read around 3.4 ft. First, I would not classify this as a II-III river. It is a class I river. Second, I would not consider it "runnable" at this level. We drug through almost every riffle. There were a couple of small waves and holes that were barely a discernable feature at this level and were barely surfable. I would suggest about 3-6 more inches of water to be classified as minimal flows. At that level, this could be a great training run for beginners to learn edge control and there are plenty of good eddies to catch.

default user thumbnail
|
12 years ago

info for dam release http://www.lrl.usace.army.mil/wc/ Phone:Water Management Team (502) 315-6487

Gage Descriptions

Cited gauge is at Hwy.101 near the put-in for this reach, thus very accurately reflects stage for this reach. Flows will be dependent upon release from the dam.

Neither release schedule nor best levels (min/max) are known at this time.

If you can provide information regarding flows and best runnable levels for this reach, please do so using the "Add a comment" button which should appear at the bottom of the page (for all registered, logged-in users of the AW website).
 

Directions Description


We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

No Accident Reports

Alerts

News

user-avatar

Matt Muir

user-avatar

Rob

user-avatar

Scott Puthoff

Revisions

Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1194477 04/14/09 n/a n/a
1211738 04/02/19 Rob updated image position
1211740 04/02/19 Rob updated image position
1201679 11/25/12 Scott Puthoff Pictures, Vids, and Classification
1208174 08/06/17 Rob minor edit