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Difficulty I-II(V)
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River Description


The put in and take out the furthest extents that the river is runnable. In between are long stretches of low gradient punctuated by a few dams and ledges listed below.  Scout from Google Earth and choose an appropriate section.

 

Richford: Ledge rapid

Sampsonville: Ledge rapid

Enosburg Falls: Dam with rapid after, followed by a ledge rapid, Downstream there appears to be a nice river wide wave

Shelton: A large dam with a big rapid downstream. Appears to be kept mostly dry as part of a hydro power project. If it does run an access road would make laps very easy. (Race course? Here is the AW Page:

Highgate Center: Highgate Falls- unrunnable dam with rapids below

Swanton: Lowhead dam with waves below

 

 

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AW Wins Court Battle Protecting Green River (VT) Boating

9/21/2018
Robert Nasdor

The Vermont Superior Court sided with American Whitewater in a long-running dispute with the state over whitewater boating on the Green River in Morrisville. The Court overturned state restrictions that would have eliminated any meaningful opportunity for boaters to enjoy this extraordinary river and required scheduled releases in a ground breaking decision.

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Northeast Boaters Seek To Expand West River (VT) Boating

12/6/2015
Robert Nasdor

In response to of the state’s draft basin plan for southern Vermont, American Whitewater and scores of boaters pressed the state to support the expansion of releases on the West River. Restrictions by the Corps of Engineers and Agency of Natural Resources have led to the elimination of nearly all scheduled boating opportunities on the West River over the past two decades, eliminating recreation opportunity and hurting the local economy. AW and its partners have been working to restore these releases.

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Bellows Falls (VT) Flow Study Reveals Hidden Whitewater

6/2/2015
Robert Nasdor

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. 

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