A quarter mile of class II leads to the Route 1 overpass, where the river turns right and drops over a 4-foot ledge. The ledge contains a slide on river right, a 4-foot boof in the center, and (at higher flows) a sneak on river left. Scout from river right. An excellent surf wave sits just upstream of the ledge, left of center. Class II follows for another quarter mile.
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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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