Gauge Description:

Flow recommendations are unknown, and historic flow parameters for paddling are unlikely to be located since the Native Americans portaged the Gorge, and the European settlers were preoccupied with other endeavors. All rapids have been washed out / flooded out for over 90 years. Current section is up to 60 feet or more under water. Thus this section will always be listed high, so long as the abandoned Ohio Edison dam stands. Flow recommendations will be updated upon its removal.

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Cuyahoga River at Old Portage OH
usgs-04206000 n/a I-II(IV) 01h30m 905 cfs (too high)
gauge class This section will always be listed high, so long as the abandoned Ohio Edison dam stands.

gauge graph
RangeWater LevelDifficultyComment
0 -1000 cfs somewhat High-somewhat High I-II(IV) gauge is important or has warning This section will always be listed high, so long as the abandoned Ohio Edison dam stands.
1000 - unknown cfs somewhat High-extremely High I-II(IV) gauge is important or has warning This section will always be listed high, so long as the abandoned Ohio Edison dam stands.

Reports give the public a chance to report on river conditions throughout the country as well as log the history of a river.

When River/Gauge Subject Level Reporter
Cuyahoga [OH] Stairsteps deeper into the abyss n/a John Rasinski
Cuyahoga [OH] Anchor Rock 2007 n/a John Rasinski
Cuyahoga [OH] Anchor Rock, Gateway to the Middle/Virtual Gorge n/a John Rasinski
> 10 years Cuyahoga [OH] Abandoned Ohio Edison Power Plant Dam Pool John Rasinski
> 10 years Cuyahoga [OH] Abandoned Ohio Edison (NOT & L) Power Plant n/a John Rasinski