Hoosic River (NY) Whitewater Releases Are Back!
By: Robert Nasdor
On April 22nd, whitewater releases on the Schaghticoke Gorge section of the Hoosic River will resume after a long hiatus. The Schaghticoke consists of a Class V drop through the Gorge (for those into that kind of thing) followed by a friendly Class II/III section that can be accessed below the Gorge. Releases on the Hoosic are required under a settlement agreement with American Whitewater, but for the past 5 years, none have been scheduled by Brookfield Renewable. Releases will resume on April 22nd from 1-4, and we need a good turnout from the boating community to increase the number of future releases.
Despite the Settlement Agreement, no scheduled releases have been provided over the past 5 years, and the access trail has been blocked by Brookfield.
AW is working to assure that Brookfield provides all the releases required under the Settlement Agreement and restores access so that boaters can reach the river put-in.