This waterfall is barely 200' upstream from the highway.
In fact, you could see it from the highway if it weren't for a
huge boulder in the middle of the stream that blocks your view.
The creek bed at this point is a large smooth rock that
is tipped at about a 30o angle. our pictures
were from August 2015 which was near the end of a particularly
dry summer. We plan to return to the area earlier in the
season to get images of greater waterflow.
This Jimmy Creek flows into the east branch of the Sacandaga
River which joins the main branch about one mile downstream from
that point. The Sacandaga River flows through a number of
lakes as it makes its way to the Hudson River whose final destination
is the Atlantic ocean.
Note: There are two Jimmy Creeks in the town of Wells.
The other one enters the west branch of the Sacandaga River about
eight miles from where this one enters the east branch, but they
are totally independent of each other. Due to their proximity
to each other, this one is typically referred to as the East Jimmy
Creek and the other the West Jimmy Creek. That is a logical
but unofficial distinction. Topographical maps simply label
them both Jimmy Creek.
Last update: August 26, 2017