Sugar - North Newport to Rt 103


Sugar, New Hampshire, US

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North Newport to Rt 103

Usual Difficulty II(III) (for normal flows)
Length 2.8 Miles
Avg. Gradient 34 fpm
Max Gradient 40 fpm

Tammie at Sweet's Tooth


Tammie at Sweet's Tooth
Photo of Tammie Garcia by Mark Lacroix taken 04/07/02 @ 750 cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
SUGAR RIVER AT WEST CLAREMONT, NH
usgs-01152500 2.00 - 5.00 ft II(III) 00h46m 1.89 ft (too low)


River Description

Thanks to Allan Berggren for the following information
Put in at the covered bridge 1/2 mi w. of hwy 10 1.5 mi n. of Newport. First mile is easy I-II to Green bridge (Oak St.), then becomes steady Class II for 1.5 mi. The stream broadens, then narrows, confined by boulders to a II-III drop, called Sweet Tooth, because of a large stone in the center. River turns right, along shale bank on left, dropping in staircase fashion for 100 yds. Turning left again, it resumes descent above old bridge abutments. After passing an island, the stream again broadens for the last half-mile before the Kellyville bridge takeout, on the right.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2011-04-29 16:17:58

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