obstructing tree in side channel has since washed out, but warning remains to exercise caution in entering any side channel you can't see all the way through.
I ran the river today for the first time with my son. We had a great time and the abandoned railroad grade that is now a biking path, runs right along the river, from the take-out at the Route 103 bridge, all the way up to the put in near Oak Street. This makes a self shuttle easy and very convenient.
10 years ago
USGS gage is located downstream of the takeout in Claremont. The Sugar drains Lake Sunapee, a large lake that tends to regulate flow on the river. The Sugar rises and drops more slowly than other rivers in the region. The lake also keeps the Sugar running later in the season, sometimes mid to late May.
USGS cfs Interpretation
<3.2 1080 Low to medium
<4.0 1880 Medium
<4.4 Medium high
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Sweet's Tooth Panorama
Watch the Tree
Passing the Tooth
Running Sweet's Tooth
Contemplating the Line
Covered Bridge Put-In
Tammie at Sweet's Tooth
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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.
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.
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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