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Difficulty II-IV(V)
Length 4.9 Miles
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Flow Range
Reach Info Last Updated 11/27/2010 8:12 pm

River Description

Very interesting geology in a less often run stream. River has numerous switchbacks where (at higher levels) the water (and boaters) will careen off rock walls, some with possible undercuts.

Some drops have been "modified" (dynamited by the DNR) to create fish-ladders to improve their upstream passage. These can become troublesome series of keeper holes for boaters.

A particularly fine ledge/falls occurs relatively early in the run. Boaters may enjoy carrying up to repeat plunging off this easy falls.

Check it out in the following YouTube videos:

Rapid Descriptions

USGS sampling site

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A USGS sampling site at this location lists drainage area of only 20 square miles, which suggests how relatively less often this will be boatable. This is just slightly larger than the French, and both of these are about half the drainage of Sucker River.


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Gage Descriptions

Measure down from cement 'hip' on downstream left of culvert at put in. A decent trip can be had at 27" down. Perhaps a tad lower, and certainly a bit higher, though switchbacks, undercut walls, strainers, and fish ladders could become a concern as levels increase.

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Penobscot River Dams to be Removed!

Kevin Colburn

Atlantic Salmon and other imperiled fish species will soon have hundreds of additional miles of habitat. A recent decision between a power company, NGO's, tribes, and government agencies calls for the removal of two dams on Maine's Penobscot River and the bypassing of a third. American Whitewater applauds this huge win for rivers and is recruiting volunteers to assist with our work on the project. There is a public meeting December 2nd.



Matt Muir


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1196615 11/21/09 Rob Remove dead link.
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1198786 11/27/10 Rob Embed a couple YouTube videos