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Difficulty I-II
Length 10 Miles
Flow Range 5.25 - 7.00 FT
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 1.39 [FT]
Reach Info Last Updated 05/04/2018 4:58 pm

River Description

The most difficult rapids on this section are shortly after the put in, up to class II just before the first bridge crossing. From the bridge down the river gets much easier, mostly quickwater alternating with a few class I rips.

There is a new gauge for this section. No observations have been made yet to help correlate flow to runnability. If you are in the area or run this section please report any beta in a comment below.

Previously the Ossipee River NHDES gage was used for levels on this section. Minimum 500 cfs. Lake Ossipee is drawn down in the fall and usually brings the river up to 800 cfs.

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Directions Description

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Protecting Access to New Hampshire Rivers

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

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)

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.


Alex Barham


Matt Muir


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1209429 05/01/18 Alex Barham Location and Info
1209496 05/04/18 Alex Barham
1193625 05/04/09 Matt Muir n/a