For a description, see the AW Journal article.
There is a gauge located in another branch of this system which could be used for correlation. However, there is no 75th percentile or paddler observations to base any correlation off of. If you run this section please check the online gauge and leave a comment with the flow and a description of the run.
USGS discontinued the gauge, now it is operated by NHDES: https://www4.des.state.nh.us/rti_home/station_information_display.asp?ID=MCAN3
The log is no longer there. From under the bridge, looking down, it will look like there is a log spanning the right side of the river (and that you'd have to make the move to the left) but that isn't the case. The whole run is good to go, a couple logs sticking up here and there but nothing very significant.
There's a log spanning the river near the bottom of the run that you can't see from the bridge - you can sneak around it by catching a river left eddy, but make sure you can catch the eddy before putting on
11 years ago
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
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Downtown Smackdown Flyer 2005
Summer Run on Downtown
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Northeast boaters can celebrate that another beloved whitewater gem has been protected. Paddlers on the Winnipeseaukee River are now assured that the put-in on the Lower Winni in Northfield, NH will be forever protected thanks to the donation of a parcel from Gloria Blais in memory of her husband Roger. Gloria donated the land to the Town of Northfield for the purpose of assuring that future generations of boaters will have access to the river. Protecting river access to the Winni is part of an ongoing effort by AW in the northeast region to protect river access.
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.
American Whitewater and Merrimack Valley Paddlers have reached an agreement to purchase a 10-acre parcel fronting on Contoocook River in Henniker, NH. The land serves as an important launch point for whitewater paddlers enjoying the popular section of the river that runs from Hillsborough to Henniker. This section of the Contoocook River contains rapids ranging in difficulty from Class II to Class IV.
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