2893 Rte 9W
New Windsor

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Real time cellular camera on the pillars rapid.

Our first guess is that low flow is where water just hits the ledge on the center pillar. (See top picture).

Older pic to see if it’s falling or rising.

Even older picture.

Realtime celular rivercam data and setup thanks to  https://rivercam.io/ . Moonda is at it’s best days after big rains when it’s running clear and most flashier stuff isn’t running.
Minimum Flow 
is obviously subject to personal taste….if you do a low flow run get an accurate gauge on the center pillar…the green spray paint is at 1 foot intervals above and below the ledge…and contact us with your thoughts.

Maximum Water Flow Level: The V shaped channel of most of the river makes running at higher waters relatively safe as holes in the center of the river can be avoided. Moodna also has some cso issues (combined sewage overflow) so best to run flashier and less seldom run stuff during flood and save the Moodna for when things settle down.
Normal meeting spot is next to a brick building next to the river just west of 9w which provides a roof to change into your dry gear. https://goo.gl/maps/MNuGY8rCdWJdKiYx5. 2893 Rte 9W, New Windsor.
Normal launch is next to the river on Pleasant Hill Road. 45 Pleasant Hill Rd, New Windsor, NY https://goo.gl/maps/Pr6YCUN9vd5QUoDW6?coh=178572&entry=tt.
Gorge/low water/short run launch it where 32 crosses the river. Ample parking southeast of river. Carry down spillway carefully or thru woods.  https://goo.gl/maps/MBdZqhv9EeKYiUzn8. 2181 NY-32, New Windsor, NY 12553.
Gorge/low water/short run take out is just below the bridge on Forge Hill Road at the Brewster Forge Historic Marker. Limited parking for normal clearance vehicles; more parking down a short steep road for 4 wheel drive vehicles. https://goo.gl/maps/MBdZqhv9EeKYiUzn8. 169 Forge Hill Rd., Cornwall NY.

River Classification *III , IV

Description This River is listed on the American Whitewater site at https://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/view/river-detail/1350/main. Class III,IV section begins at the Rt. 94 bridge.  and ends at the Forge Hill Rd. Bridge,

Medical Emergencies  *Saint Luke’s Cornwall Hospital is within 1 1/4 mile of the entire run.
Montefiore St. Luke’s Hospital, 70 Dubois St, Newburgh, NY 12550 has a 24 hour emergency room and is 4 miles north of the pullout.
Evacuation Plan *The first 2 rapids including the class 4 Teeth Rapid have good access to Route 94 (though thru private property). The Teeth also has access to Mill St. on river right. The next few rapids including the class 3 factory has access via private property in the paved remains of the old carpet factory on river right. All subsequent rapids have 4 wheel drive access via an old rail-bed on river right. Cell phone service is excellent, and Cornwall Volunteer Ambulance Corps is at 1 Clinton Street Cornwall, NY 12518, within 2 miles of the entire run. Dial 911 in an emergency.
For the class 2 section above and below the harder part, 94 parallels the upper section and Forge Hill Road parallels the lower section, both on river right.
Flatwater above the Pleasant Hill Road with the drama of running under the Moodna Viaduct train trestle.
Tidewater below 9 with a pretty estuary. Closest accessible takeout if you head down river is Sloop Hill State Unique Area.

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