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Difficulty I-II
Length 8.41 Miles
Gauge Grindstone River Virtual Gauge
Flow Range 150 - 1000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 45 minutes ago ~ 20.592 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 05/16/2017 5:14 pm

River Description

A fine float trip from below the Hinckley Dam to the confluence with the Kettle River (with another 1.6 miles paddle-out on that to the public landing on Hwy.48). There appear to be numerous areas of shoals which should create fine riffles and rips, perhaps waves and even legitimate rapids at good flows.

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Rapid Descriptions

Drainage: ~77 sq.mi.

Class - N/A Mile - 0
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At our listed put-in, drainage area is about 77 square miles (as calculated by USGS StreamStats 4.0 Beta Software). Just before the confluence with the Kettle River drainage has increased to about 87 square miles.


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Directions Description

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Penobscot River Dams to be Removed!

Kevin Colburn

Atlantic Salmon and other imperiled fish species will soon have hundreds of additional miles of habitat. A recent decision between a power company, NGO's, tribes, and government agencies calls for the removal of two dams on Maine's Penobscot River and the bypassing of a third. American Whitewater applauds this huge win for rivers and is recruiting volunteers to assist with our work on the project. There is a public meeting December 2nd.



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