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Difficulty II(III)
Length 5.4 Miles
Flow Range 225 - 1700 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 18 minutes ago 19.2 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 05/16/2018 3:59 pm

River Description

New England Whitewater River Guide, Gabler R.


The gauge info is an estimate based off the Shepaug which the Bantam flows into. The gauge is located just upstream of the confluence. If you have more information please leave a comment.

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10 years ago

all strainers removed except for the one right before stoddard rd. we cut it up but the tree is just to big. hoping the natural flow will help it along

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10 years ago

Does anyone ever try running over the low "Jambs" at the outlet of Bantam Lake?

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12 years ago

With the floods of the spring of '07 this particular strainer is gone. There is always the possibility of new ones however.

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1190234 08/23/01 Jim Michaud n/a