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Difficulty IV(V)
Length 2 Miles
Gauge NEW HAVEN RIVER @ BROOKSVILLE, NR MIDDLEBURY, VT
Flow Range 600 - 1500 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 58 minutes ago 107 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 03/30/2010 4:49 pm

River Description


The Upper New Haven is a great addition to the standard Ledges run. If the water is medium or above for the Ledges, then the levels for the Upper should be ok.

There are 4 main rapids on the Upper, with plenty of small stuff in between to keep you amused.

The first rapid, a continous set of ledges, which then drops through a narrow slot, is undercut on both sides, and should be inspected carefully.

The third rapid, "The Waterfall", is the most fun drop of the section.

Directions
Continue on up past the Ledges section of the New Haven. Go through Lincoln, and take a right just after you cross the river for the second time. The takeout is where the road meets the river just below the last rapid. Continue up the road, crossing the river once. Bear left, and put in above the first main rapid.

 

Latitude/longitude coordinates are a very rough approximation.

Rapid Descriptions

Comments

Gage Descriptions

The USGS gauge is a fair way downstream, and river level rises and falls quickly. Visual inspection at the takeout bridge for the Ledges should confirm level. Can be run when the Ledges is Med - High

Permits

NA

Directions Description


Continue on up past the Ledges section of the New Haven. Go through Lincoln, and take a right just after you cross the river for the second time. The take out is where the road meets the river just below the last rapid. Continue up the road, crossing the river once. Bear left, and put in above the first main rapid.

 

Latitude/longitude coordinates are a very rough approximation.

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News

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AW Wins Court Battle Protecting Green River (VT) Boating

9/21/2018
Robert Nasdor

The Vermont Superior Court sided with American Whitewater in a long-running dispute with the state over whitewater boating on the Green River in Morrisville. The Court overturned state restrictions that would have eliminated any meaningful opportunity for boaters to enjoy this extraordinary river and required scheduled releases in a ground breaking decision.

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Northeast Boaters Seek To Expand West River (VT) Boating

12/6/2015
Robert Nasdor

In response to of the state’s draft basin plan for southern Vermont, American Whitewater and scores of boaters pressed the state to support the expansion of releases on the West River. Restrictions by the Corps of Engineers and Agency of Natural Resources have led to the elimination of nearly all scheduled boating opportunities on the West River over the past two decades, eliminating recreation opportunity and hurting the local economy. AW and its partners have been working to restore these releases.

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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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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1194382 04/08/08 simon wiles n/a
1197468 03/30/10 Matt Muir Changed name to put three reaches in order.