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Difficulty II-IV
Length 5 Miles
Gauge BAKER RIVER NEAR RUMNEY, NH
Flow Range 900 - 2500 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 40 minutes ago 251 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 05/03/2018 9:11 pm

River Description


 

 

Spring run river.
Technical info

Put in elevation........1266'
Take out elevation......840'
Total drop..............426'
Average drop/mile.......85'
1st mile................86'
2nd mile................56'
3rd mile................136'
4th mile................101'
5th mile................47'
Distance................5.0 miles
River width average.....30'
River geology...........Granite ledge, small to medium boulders
River water quality.....Good to excellent, clarity good to excellent.
Scenery.................excellent mountain and forested scenery.  
                        Logging road along river left. 
Wildlife................Deer, Moose, coyotes, bears, hawks. 

Access to the river is via Sandwich Notch Road.  This road is closed through the winter months and may not be opened until well after mud season.  Go to the National Forest Services "Forest Road Status" to find out if and when the access road is open.

 

Flow info is estimated. If you run this section please leave a comment with more flow beta.

Rapid Descriptions

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Drew Kmiec
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8 years ago

Pretty sure they mean Beede Falls http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP85Pp9MNUI

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Drew Kmiec
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8 years ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP85Pp9MNUI Pretty Sure they mean Beede Falls

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BAKER RIVER NEAR RUMNEY, NH
AW Gauge Info
251 cfs ℹ️ 00h40m
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Protecting Access to New Hampshire Rivers

2016-11-03 13:30:00-04
Robert Nasdor

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.

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Bellows Falls (VT) Flow Study Reveals Hidden Whitewater

2015-06-02 15:57:00-04
Robert Nasdor

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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AW, MVP Protect Land and Access on the Contoocook River (NH)

2013-06-18 08:35:00-04
Robert Nasdor

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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