Minister Brook - Kimball Rd to Rt 12


Minister Brook, Vermont, US

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Kimball Rd to Rt 12

Usual Difficulty II-III (for normal flows)
Length 3 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
NORTH BRANCH WINOOSKI RIVER AT WRIGHTSVILLE, VT
usgs-04285500 750 - 1200 cfs II-III 00h21m 15.7 cfs (too low)


River Description

Posted on the VPC message board by Randy Allen
"You call this paddling?" was one comment to be heard right at the start. Small, steep, boat scraping, paddle banging, few eddies, many strainers, and more than several boat drags through the woods characterized the first 1/2 mile of this run. But when everything else (including the scheduled N. Branch Lamoille and the backup N. Branch Winooski) is too high, a freshet like this is hard for some to resist! We put in at Kimball Road approximately 3 miles up Minister Brook in Worcester. It finally did open up into mainly a fast class II run with a class III ledge thrown in. The high point would be watching Eric and Tony run a 15 foot ledge/dam. Although it was exciting this day, even if the strainers were gone it still is mainly a class II run, and the upper part class III with more water, but just too fast and relentless for most paddlers' tastes.

 

Flow Info:

The gauge is located downstream of the confluence with the Winooski River. No historical correlation data has been provided. The values are an estimate based on the 75th percentile and the description above. If you run this section please leave a comment with the level


StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2018-05-01 14:58:54

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