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Difficulty I-II
Length 5 Miles
Flow Range 350 - 800 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 27 minutes ago 392 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 08/13/2018 5:36 am

River Description

This is mostly a Class I river with some Class II. If it rains hard all week, we will have a blast. If it dries up relocate to Goffstown below the Dam and do "Sunshine's Little River"

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 beta.

Rapid Descriptions


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Paul Cooper
7 years ago

It should be noted for an extended trip if you put in up river (approx 280 Lyndeboro Road, New Boston, NH) it is a pleasant calmer water trip interspersed with mild rapids but you will encounter an old dam that requires a portage. River left is a private yard but there is a place to take out on the right. Some members of your group may require assistance because it is fairly steep and right on top of the dam so a mishap could result in getting washed over the dam.

Summary of Gauge Readings

Note: The gauge refered to in this section is a "regional" gauge. It is in another watershed close by but the proximity of the gauge and the river characters are similar. These gauges work best in the spring or wide area rain events. Do not rely on this gauge for localized rain events such as summertime thunderstorm activity. Current minimum run level for this stretch is still to be verified.

Gauge NameReadingTimeComment
AW Gauge Info
392 cfs ℹ️ 00h27m

Directions Description

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