Connecticut - Pittsburg

Connecticut, New Hampshire, US



Usual Difficulty III-IV(V) (varies with level)
Length 1 Miles
Avg. Gradient 100 fpm
Max Gradient 100 fpm

Middle Ledges

Middle Ledges
Photo by Mark Lacroix taken 07/04/11 @ 600 cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01129200 500 - 1500 cfs III-IV 00h27m 279 cfs (too low)

River Description

The Upper Connecticut is well known for its trout fishing, not whitewater.  Most of the major drops on the river were damed up many years ago creating several lakes including First, Second, and Third Connecticut lakes and Lake Francis.  Shortly downstream from the outlet to Lake Francis is a short creeky section that is seldom run.  This section has several ledge drops that culminates in one larger drop right at the covered bridge takeout.  Be aware that portaging and scouting is difficult because of steep banks and thickly wooded banks with many fallen spruce trees. 

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2011-07-16 11:01:36


Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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September 5 2011 (2389 days ago)
Mark LacroixDetails
On August 28th, 2011 Hurricane Irene struck New England. The resulting floods caused extensive
damage throughout the region, the worst in over 100 years. More than half the rivers in Vermont and
northern New Hampshire recorded their highest flow levels ever. Many roads, guardrails, power
lines, bridges, trees and other debris now litter several rivers throughout the region. River beds
have been scoured and changed course, many new strainers make navigation problematic at best and
downright dangerous at worse. Please realize that the river description you see here may not match
current situation after the floods. Use common sense and when in doubt scout especially on blind
drops. Also, if you run this river in the next year or so please comment on its navigability, even
if there are no problems this will be very helpful. Please report any new strainers or changes to
the rapids that will impact future boating. Thank you,

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