Green - Green River to West Leyden, MA


Green, Vermont, US

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Green River to West Leyden, MA

Usual Difficulty II-III (for normal flows)
Length 6.8 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
GREEN RIVER NEAR COLRAIN, MA
usgs-01170100 200 - 2000 cfs II-III 00h49m 98.4 cfs (too low)


River Description

This long-neglected stream is on AW's Top Ten Stewardship Issues for 2011. The Vermont Paddlers Club noticed a dam relicensing in 2010, and they report a healthy set of III, IV, and V rapids on this river. Hopefully there will be a regular release schedule in the future.

Lat/Longitude data are very approximate.

Also see W. Leyden to covered bridge.

 


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2011-01-24 21:46:35

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Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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September 5 2011 (2357 days ago)
Mark LacroixDetails
On August 28th, 2011 Hurricane Irene struck New England. The resulting floods caused extensive
damage throughout the region, the worst in over 100 years. More than half the rivers in Vermont and
northern New Hampshire recorded their highest flow levels ever. Many roads, guardrails, power
lines, bridges, trees and other debris now litter several rivers throughout the region. River beds
have been scoured and changed course, many new strainers make navigation problematic at best and
downright dangerous at worse. Please realize that the river description you see here may not match
current situation after the floods. Use common sense and when in doubt scout especially on blind
drops. Also, if you run this river in the next year or so please comment on its navigability, even
if there are no problems this will be very helpful. Please report any new strainers or changes to
the rapids that will impact future boating. Thank you,
September 12 2008 (3445 days ago)
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Ran this at around 300 cfs in November 2006. There is definitely nothing class III at that level,
except one rapid, which I walked; and perhaps the last drop, which is in sight of the takeout. The
one I walked is the site of some mostly blown out wooden mill works. At our level, it consisted of
several narrow, but easy channels through the ledge. After going down the top channeI on river
right (where most of the water goes), you must quickly ferry to the center in a short pool to run
the rest of the drop without encountering some wood debris on river right. The final potential III
is about a 2.5' sloping drop into a moderate hole. I flipped in the hole, but washed out quickly
and rolled in the flatwater. If a class II run that barely ever runs seems not worth your concern,
I would recommend that you consider it, especially in Fall, for it's beautiful, unspoiled scenery.


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