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Difficulty II-III
Length 3 Miles
Gauge N/A
Flow Range
Reach Info Last Updated 04/30/2018 8:20 pm

River Description

This section has been changed completely by Hurricane Irene and the restoration efforts.  The river's course was altered by the flood, and it was returned to pretty much its orginal course afterwards through manmade methods.  The channel has been deepened and most rocks have moved or been moved, so the rapids are all new.  There has been heavy equipment in or near the river since the flood in August of 2011, and I have no reports of this stretch being run as of December 2011.  

Those who try to run this should scout it carefully.  This section is continuing to take down trees as it solidifies its new pathway, and will be evolving rapidly in the coming months and years.


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Directions Description

From Williamsville, continue through the covered bridge, staying on Dover Road.  In just about a mile, you'll reach South Newfane.  You'll pass Auger Hole Road on your left.  Continue on Dover Road, passing the South Newfane General Store (the sign is still up, but the store is closed at present).  Continue for about two miles to Penner Road.  Penner Road is one potential put-in, and you can also put in higher up, depending on the flow.

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VT Supreme Court Protects Whitewater Boating on the Green River

Robert Nasdor

The Vermont Supreme Court decided today that whitewater boaters have the right to paddle on the Green River. The Supreme Court affirmed the decision by the Environmental Division of the Superior Court that required the hydropower project on the Green River in Morrisville to provide three annual scheduled releases. This is a precedent setting decision because it establishes that whitewater boating is a designated and existing use protected under the Clean Water Act, that scheduled releases are necessary to protect that use, and that Vermont ANR failed to meet its burden to show that providing scheduled release would result in a lowering of water quality. 

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AW Wins Court Battle Protecting Green River (VT) Boating

Robert Nasdor

The Vermont Superior Court sided with American Whitewater in a long-running dispute with the state over whitewater boating on the Green River in Morrisville. The Court overturned state restrictions that would have eliminated any meaningful opportunity for boaters to enjoy this extraordinary river and required scheduled releases in a ground breaking decision.

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Northeast Boaters Seek To Expand West River (VT) Boating

Robert Nasdor

In response to of the state’s draft basin plan for southern Vermont, American Whitewater and scores of boaters pressed the state to support the expansion of releases on the West River. Restrictions by the Corps of Engineers and Agency of Natural Resources have led to the elimination of nearly all scheduled boating opportunities on the West River over the past two decades, eliminating recreation opportunity and hurting the local economy. AW and its partners have been working to restore these releases.

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Bellows Falls (VT) Flow Study Reveals Hidden Whitewater

Robert Nasdor

A hardy group of northeast boaters climbed into the natural river channel below a hydropower dam to participate in a flow study designed to assess whether whitewater flows should be restored to this dewatered river reach on the Connecticut River. While significant obstacles remain, this site has the potential for providing instruction, playboating, and a big water feature that that could be run throughout much of the year and provide a much needed boost to the local economy. 


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