Magnitude:

104

 Abs Mag:

114

 Beisel Rating:

5.76 (Class 6)

 Height:

64 feet

 Tallest Drop:

64 feet

 # of Drops:

1

 Type:

block

 Stream:

Mohawk River

 Latitude:

42.7874

 Longitude:

73.7089

 Maps:

USGS Troy North 7 1/2"

 

Aerial Photography

 Delormes:

66 B4

 

 

The falls from an adjacent overlook, click to enlarge

An old postcard image from the archive, click to enlarge

An old postcard image from the archive, click to enlarge

<a href=http://www.geocities.com/yosemite/rapids/8910/>Image from the collection of Scott A. Ensminger</a>, click to enlarge

<a href=http://www.geocities.com/yosemite/rapids/8910/>Image from the collection of Scott A. Ensminger</a>, click to enlarge

 

 

Cohoes , Albany/Saratoga County, NY , USA

 

No Known Alternate Names

 

 

 

Details:

Cohoes Falls is an enormously wide block waterfall on the Mohawk River in Cohoes. Finding a decent vantage point was moderately confusing. Eventually, a good view was found from a small park on the south side of the river. The falls would be magnificent in full spate, but we saw a wide waterfall with a lot of industrial intrusion.

 

Geology and Bedrock Structure:

 

History:

 

Photography Notes:

The falls were once problematic to shoot due to the proliferation of high voltage transmission lines from the old viewpoint, but a new park a short ways upriver makes photography a breeze. You'll need a wider lens for many shots as the falls are about 1100' across the brink. Telephoto lenses will allow you to isolate smaller portions of the falls.

 

Directions:

Just before the Route 32 bridge over the Mohawk River, turn upstream, past several large old mill buildings in the process of being renovated and look for a small parking lot on the left side of the road. Park here and cross the bridge over the canal to a nice viewing platform.