Ran Upper Lamprey today 6.15 to 6.99 feet on AW posted guage information. Was scratchy at best, passable mostly - a real boat groover! Strainers
Original USGS-1073319 guage was frozen for 23 days. Removed and updated with hads-RAYN3 gauge. Maintained original flow ranges in updated gauge feed. -Clinton
9 years ago
There is a paddler's (painted) gage on the bridge abutment at the lower put in. This is a new gage so level recommendations are approximate.
The USGS gage on the Lamprey is located 35 miles downstream in Newmarket, NH, so readings will be delayed by a day. Additionally information on gage levels is very limited so recommended flows are very approximate.
Some paddlers also use the gage on the North River (which is closer) as an indication of river level the upper Lamprey.
There is a NEW USGS Gage on the Upper Lamprey approximately 2.5 miles below the whitewater takeout. The level of this gage has not been coorelated to paddling levels yet, so plan accordingly. Please send gage observations to the streamkeeper.
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Stone Wall Rapid
Norm flies thru a hole in Miller Time
Trees in Miller Time
Entrance to Miller Time
Bottom of S-Turn
Hairpin after the turn
Hairpin before the turn
First Hole in Double Drop
James City Falls Lower Half
James City Falls Entrance
Freeses Pond Dam
Upper Put In
Hairpin turn... late (very, very late) one October afternoon.
Hurrying out of the eddy as it starts to get dark.
It starts with a roar!
Upper Lamprey Put In
Upper Lamprey Take Out
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Northeast boaters can celebrate that another beloved whitewater gem has been protected. Paddlers on the Winnipeseaukee River are now assured that the put-in on the Lower Winni in Northfield, NH will be forever protected thanks to the donation of a parcel from Gloria Blais in memory of her husband Roger. Gloria donated the land to the Town of Northfield for the purpose of assuring that future generations of boaters will have access to the river. Protecting river access to the Winni is part of an ongoing effort by AW in the northeast region to protect river access.
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.
American Whitewater and Merrimack Valley Paddlers have reached an agreement to purchase a 10-acre parcel fronting on Contoocook River in Henniker, NH. The land serves as an important launch point for whitewater paddlers enjoying the popular section of the river that runs from Hillsborough to Henniker. This section of the Contoocook River contains rapids ranging in difficulty from Class II to Class IV.
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