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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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Rapid Descriptions


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Noah Pollock
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.

Gage Descriptions

Flow informaation can be found at the Great Lakes Hydro website.
Minimum flow levels have not yet been established.

Directions Description

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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1209432 05/02/18 Alex Barham Location and Info
1209497 05/04/18 Alex Barham
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