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Reach Info Last Updated 06/12/2018 7:45 pm

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The access points are owned by The Trustees of Reservations, and they've posted the land due to a number of fatalities among swimmers. The sign by the entrance prohibits many activities, but does not specifically mention boating; this is probably an oversight.


Access to the river is fenced off; they don't want anyone getting close enough to scout it. If they had any idea the creek was navigable they certainly wouldn't want you running it either.

Please respect their wishes. Nobody wants to create ill will over one park-n-huck.

Although there is no correlation currently, there is a guage nearby. If you catch this section please leave a comment with the gauge reading.

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Owen Callahan
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12 years ago

Last time I ran, err, checked on these four sweet runnable drops, the signs said "No Swimming..."

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Deerfield River (MA) Flow Studies to Explore New & Improved Boating Opportunity

2015-12-06 09:54:00-05
Robert Nasdor

In response to requests by American Whitewater, several affiliates, and other stakeholders, FERC directed Brookfield Renewable to study the impact of its hydropower operations on whitewater boating on the Deerfield River in western Massachusetts. Boating groups and our supporters are seeking to determine optimal whitewater boating flows from the Fife Brook Dam and whether changes in hydropower operations would enhance boating opportunities, access and navigation.

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AW Responds To Connecticut River Boating Study (MA)

2015-11-18 16:18:00-05
Robert Nasdor

American Whitewater, along with other paddling groups and outfitters, filed comments with FERC responding to the Whitewater Boating Evaluation at Turners Falls on the Connecticut River. The study showed that there is strong demand for boating on this section of the Connecticut River if sufficient flows, scheduled releases, better access, and real-time information are provided. The groups filed the comments in order to provide additional information for the environmental review and to respond to the unsupported statements by FirstLight, the utility performing the study, claiming that there is little demand for boating at Turners Falls.

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Bellows Falls (VT) Flow Study Reveals Hidden Whitewater

2015-06-02 15:57:00-04
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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