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Difficulty II(IV)
Length 10.7 Miles
Gauge NORWALK RIVER AT SOUTH WILTON, CT
Flow Range 200 - 700 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 10 hours ago 230 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 05/04/2018 5:51 pm

River Description


Lat/longitude coords are approximate.

River levels are usually low and unrunnable, so it takes a good amount of rain to make this a worthwhile paddle.

Recommended minimum flow is 200 cfs which makes class II-III, and will still result in some bottom scraping.

Max recommended flow is somewhere around 600-700 cfs.  Tight and technical in some sections.  Stone bridge can begin to get pretty nasty. 

 

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Date Flow Result Factor  
2010-10-01 High Fatality High Water Read More

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Bellows Falls (VT) Flow Study Reveals Hidden Whitewater

6/2/2015
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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FERC Takes Balanced Approach on Housatonic River, Connecticut

11/9/2001
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.
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