Source: Greg and Sue Hanlon's Steep Creeks of New England, which has more info on this run.
Directions: From Skowhegan, take Rte. 201 North to Bingham. Turn left onto Rte. 16 West. Just after crossing the Kennebec River, take your first right. Continue along the river-right bank of the Kennebec to Wyman Lake. The road turns West away from the lake. Take the first right, just after crossing Houston Brook, upstream of Houston Falls, and follow along the West shore of the lake. As the road turns away from the lake, it follows the river-right bank of Carrying Place Stream. Put in at the first bridge across the main stream. To takeout: follow the logging road back to a sandpit where the stream enters the lake.
No gage. Runnable after heavy rains. Look at the last rapid for an indication; if there's enough water here, there's enough upstream.
For a remote indicator, check the Piscataquis gage.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
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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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