Diamond River - Swift Diamond to Wentworth Location

Diamond River, New Hampshire, US


Swift Diamond to Wentworth Location

Usual Difficulty III-IV (for normal flows)

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Diamond River near Wentworth Location, NH
usgs-01052500 500 - 1500 cfs III-IV 01h07m 130 cfs (too low)

River Description

Access through Dartmouth College land to the river is somewhat restricted. It is necessary to carry upstream from the take out unless special permission can be obtained. Carry up past the Dead Diamond tributary bridge and put in on the Swift Diamond as far up as you wish to hike. The Swift Diamond is mostly class III until the confluence with the Dead Diamond branch. At this point the river tumbles steeply through a narrow gorge with continous class IV water. Above 1000 cfs the gorge can be continous class IV-V with no let up till close to the takeout.

Information supplied by Todd ? at Saco Bound Northern Waters in Errol.
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2006-11-05 07:39:33

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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September 5 2011 (2385 days ago)
Mark LacroixDetails
On August 28th, 2011 Hurricane Irene struck New England. The resulting floods caused extensive
damage throughout the region, the worst in over 100 years. More than half the rivers in Vermont and
northern New Hampshire recorded their highest flow levels ever. Many roads, guardrails, power
lines, bridges, trees and other debris now litter several rivers throughout the region. River beds
have been scoured and changed course, many new strainers make navigation problematic at best and
downright dangerous at worse. Please realize that the river description you see here may not match
current situation after the floods. Use common sense and when in doubt scout especially on blind
drops. Also, if you run this river in the next year or so please comment on its navigability, even
if there are no problems this will be very helpful. Please report any new strainers or changes to
the rapids that will impact future boating. Thank you,

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