This long reach may be shortened substantially via a number of road crossings.
Reportedly, there are some technical boulder garden rapids and a few good playable waves (particularly near CR131/133).
I have no firsthand knowledge of this reach, but analysis of topo maps suggests the following:
From County Route 4 to County Route 14 (5.0 miles at 6 FPM): Mostly lower gradient through (what appears to be) a marshy area.
From County Route 14 to Hwy.73 (5.8 miles at 11 FPM): Gradient picks up a bit. River is narrow and winding, with one rapids after another.
Just above the confluence of the West Branch (above CR 131) there is 1 mile at 23FPM, though the flow from the West Branch may be needed for good paddling at lower flows.
From Hwy.73 to Hwy.27 (5.1 miles, at 13 FPM): Gradient continues good. There is 1 mile at 25FPM flanking Hwy 27 bridge.
From Hwy.27 to County Road 66 (5.1 miles at 9 FPM): Gradient slacks off.
From County Route 66 to County Route 52 (4.2 miles at 9 FPM): Prior gradient continues, flattening out towards the end.
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There is reportedly a gauge at County Route 12.
Readings between 2.5' and 4.0' provide good paddling.
(May be possible higher and lower.)
Permits are not required for this reach.
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