Little - Waterbury Reservoir to Winooski River


Little, Vermont, US

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Waterbury Reservoir to Winooski River

Usual Difficulty I(III) (for normal flows)
Length 2.5 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
LITTLE RIVER NEAR WATERBURY, VT
usgs-04289000 250 - 2500 cfs I(III) 00h28m 224 cfs (too low)


River Description

This is a dam controlled river. It is currently under FERC relicensing procedure. The put in is at the gate to the power house or at the power house itself. There are a few good eddy lines for playing on this portion of the run. After passing under the bridge be prepared to portage 100 yds down on the right. Beyond this is an unrunnable drop. Leave plenty of space because the eddies are few and the banks are overgrown with brush. The drop can be recognized by the cable and cart stretching across the river at the entrance to the gorge.

100 yds below the gorge look for a cut in the wall on the left. Its a good put in if you want to play the waves, otherwise put in at the eddy below the gorge. The river will continue with no major hazards to the take out.

Directions:
From Waterbury take Rt 2 West for 2 miles. The Little River road is the first right hand turn passing under the interstate. Take the first right on Little River Rd. Parking for the take out is just across the old bridge. This is a private rd. Please don't block it.

The put in is about 2 miles farther up Little River Rd. towards the state campground. Scout the river on the way up. Check out the gorge.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2001-08-27 09:52:15

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