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 10h47m 83.9 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 12 2008 (3691 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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