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Hoosic River (NY) Access Restored

12/21/2017 - by Robert Nasdor

American Whitewater has restored boater access to the Hoosic River at Schaghticoke through negotiations with Brookfield Renewable, operator of the hydro project. Brookfield had constructed a fence and locked gate that prevented paddlers from accessing the river below the dam. Negotiations with Brookfield over the past year resulted in a resumption of scheduled releases in the spring, and in addition, new procedures for boaters to gain access when natural flows are high enough for boating. 

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Hoosic River Release April 21st (NY)

04/09/2010 - by Kevin Colburn

The annual Hoosic River Whitewater Release into the Schaghticoke Gorge will be on Wednesday, April 21, 2008 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM. American Whitewater and Adirondack Mountain Club negotiated these releases through a multi-year dam relicensing process. The Hoosic has something for everyone: an impressive Class V upper section featuring a 30 foot falls, and a fun Class III lower section featuring numerous play waves and holes.

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Hoosic Release on the Way

04/17/2009 - by Kevin Colburn

It is time once again for the Whitewater Release at Brookfield's Schaghticoke Development on the Hoosic River (Schaghticoke, NY).  This year the release will be on the next saturday that sufficient flows occur.  American Whitewater negotiated these releases, and we hope that paddlers enjoy them.


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