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Difficulty II-III(V)
Length 21 Miles
Flow Range 500 - 2000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 29 minutes ago 95.1 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 04/18/2018 5:09 pm

River Description

Put in and Take out show the furthest runnable extent of the river.

There are a few ponds with flatwater between so choose your section carefully. Mostly this run is a mellow winding river, but there are also some large dams and drops. These are completely avoidable by choosing an appopriate put in and takeout.

There is a dam drop/ waterfall behind the West Charlston Post Office. This is the start of a short section with a few significant drops. (Durgin Rd to Fontaine Road.)

There is also a significant gorge below the Crawford Road bridge at the outflow of Clyde Pond. (Takeout at Clyde St).

The river ends in Newport.

Rapid Descriptions


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Bill Mitchell
7 years ago

9/4/2011 Paddled from Lake Salem to Clyde Pond. River level was 650cfs. No significant damage from Hurricane Irene. Be mindful, as always, of strainers/sweepers.

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