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Difficulty II-III
Length 4.8 Miles
Flow Range 1900 - 3000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 49 minutes ago 398 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 04/21/2016 2:56 pm

River Description

The put-in is located where Newville Rd. crosses the creek. The take-out is at the bike path bridge below I-90 or you could continue down to the Mohawk river about 1/3 of a mile further.. This run is going to require a lot of rain or spring run off to get going. It's pretty much an all shale bottom run until the last mile or so. Plenty of ledges but nothing huge. The creek narrows down in spots and bends pretty good and this creates some nice fast chutes with some ledges in them. There are three or four of nice waterfalls flowing into the creek. One of which would be a pretty cool drop to carry up and run. There is no gauge located on this run, so the reference point is on Canajoharie Creek located about 10 miles east. Creek Rd. follows the run for just about the entire length and crosses in three spots, so there are multiple access points......Have fun.


Mohawk Valley Area Reaches

Canajoharie Creek                           Caroga Creek                                  Cincinnati Creek 

East Canada Creek                          Fish Creek, E. Branch                     Ninemile Creek  

North Chuctanunda Creek               Nowadaga Creek                             Mohawk (1.)  

Oriskany Creek (Clinton)                  Oriskany Creek (Oriskany Falls)      Schoharie Creek 

Sprite Creek (Upper)                        Sprite Creek (Lower)                       Spruce Creek 

Timmerman Creek                           West Canada Creek 


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Rapid Descriptions


Gage Descriptions

Gauge Location: Canajoharie Creek near Canajoharie NY

Directions Description

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Army Corps Study Threatens Lehigh River Boating

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