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Difficulty IV
Length 5 Miles
Gauge Peabody River at Gorham, New Hampshire
Flow Range 400 - 1500 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 31 minutes ago 15.6 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 05/04/2018 5:06 pm

River Description


Wide open stream bed with cobble stones.

The gauge is new. The flow range is an estimate based on the 75th percentile. If you run this section please leave a comment with more flow beta.

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Noah Pollock
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3 months ago

The Peabody is an under appreciated run fed by Mount Washington snowmelt. At low-medium levels (400-800 cfs), it is mostly a Class III paddle (although I have not paddled below the Route 16 bridge or above the picnic area). The lack of distinct rapids (aside from a defined bedrock rapid above the Route 16 bridge) is more than made up by clear water, consistent rapids, and wonderful views of the Presidentials. It is a friendly, scenic run to tack on to the end of a spring ski day. It is possible - and worth it - to put in above the campground at road side parking area about a mile upstream. Likely further up as well.

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Minimum flow levels have not yet been established.

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News

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Protecting Access to New Hampshire Rivers

11/3/2016
Robert Nasdor

Northeast boaters can celebrate that another beloved whitewater gem has been protected. Paddlers on the Winnipeseaukee River are now assured that the put-in on the Lower Winni in Northfield, NH will be forever protected thanks to the donation of a parcel from Gloria Blais in memory of her husband Roger. Gloria donated the land to the Town of Northfield for the purpose of assuring that future generations of boaters will have access to the river. Protecting river access to the Winni is part of an ongoing effort by AW in the northeast region to protect river access.

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Bellows Falls (VT) Flow Study Reveals Hidden Whitewater

6/2/2015
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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AW, MVP Protect Land and Access on the Contoocook River (NH)

6/18/2013
Robert Nasdor

American Whitewater and Merrimack Valley Paddlers have reached an agreement to purchase a 10-acre parcel fronting on Contoocook River in Henniker, NH. The land serves as an important launch point for whitewater paddlers enjoying the popular section of the river that runs from Hillsborough to Henniker. This section of the Contoocook River contains rapids ranging in difficulty from Class II to Class IV.

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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1209432 05/02/18 Alex Barham Location and Info
1209497 05/04/18 Alex Barham
1190971 07/20/04 Skip Morris n/a