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Difficulty I-II
Length 2 Miles
Flow Range 200 - 3000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 34 minutes ago 256 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 05/16/2018 3:06 pm

River Description

Check out the river description at the Farmington River Watershed Association website.

This run can be combined with the Riverton to Satan's Kingdom parking area section.

Rapid Descriptions


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Alden Bird
16 years ago

This is one of the prettiest sections in the area, from the dam to Riverton.

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Directions Description

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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 Opposes CT Farmington River Diversion

Bob Nasdor

American Whitewater has filed comments opposing the further diversion of water from the Farmington river in Connecticut by the Metropolitan District Commission.  The Commission is proposing to divert up to 5 million gpd in order to supply the water needs of the University of Connecticut.  The proposed diversion would reduce river flows and potentially affect paddling opportunities at Tarrifville, a valuable whitewater resource.

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FERC Takes Balanced Approach on Housatonic River, Connecticut

Tom Christopher

Relicensing of the two hydropower projects
on the Housatonic transitions to a new
phase as the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission (FERC) takes a balanced
approach to resource issues.

Sam Southgate


Alex Barham


Jim Michaud


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1205135 07/28/15 Sam Southgate
1205137 07/28/15 Sam Southgate
1205142 07/28/15 Sam Southgate
1205128 07/28/15 Sam Southgate
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1205144 07/28/15 Sam Southgate
1209592 05/16/18 Alex Barham Photo
1190238 12/28/05 Jim Michaud n/a