Swift - Along Rte. 9 to North Branch Westfield River

Swift, Massachusetts, US


Along Rte. 9 to North Branch Westfield River

Usual Difficulty IV-V (for normal flows)
Length 1 Miles
Avg. Gradient 56 fpm
Max Gradient 56 fpm

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
usgs-01179500 1500 - 4500 cfs IV-V 00h40m 519 cfs (too low)

River Description

This creeky roadside run has some real drops and can be run several times in a day, when it's up. Put in at the bridge on Shaw Rd; take out at the Westfield confluence or run the Pork Barrel section.

There's one serious Class V drop which is hidden from the road. Note: the last drop of the run is in a landowner's backyard, so it's best to be low-key when running this stretch, especially if you feel like scouting or portaging.


Flow info is estimated based on an observation from 2014. If you have more information please leave a comment

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-06-13 15:02:24

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