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River Description


 

The Monroe Bridge Section of the Deerfield (also known as "The Dryway") is a popular class III-IV river that can draw a rather sizable crowd on release days. The river generally starts out easy then gets progressively harder as one paddles downstream.

If you are up for the challenge, the Dryway is a premier destination for most northeastern paddlers. If you are not up for class III and IV water, try a raft trip from one of many outfitters in the Charlemont area. Or, for an easier trip, try the Fife Brook section of the Deerfield just a few miles downstream.

The water in this three-mile section of the Deerfield is usually bypassed by a diversion canal from Dam #5 all the way down to the reservoir behind Fife Brook dam (which is where the nickname "Dryway" comes from).

In addition to boating, may raft companies offer guided trips down The Dryway (and its companion easier Fife Brook/Zoar Gap section downstream). These include Zoar Outdoor, Crabapple Whitewater, and Berkshire Outfitters.

Release History

First scheduled releases began in 1991 with approximately ten per year.

On October 5, 1994, whitewater boaters, fishermen, conservationists, government agencies, and the New England Power Company took a giant step together to protect one of New England's most important watersheds.

NEPCO (Now TransCanada Hydro), a major regional utility based in Westborough, Massachusetts, together with twelve environmental and recreation organizations and government agencies joined in an agreement that commits the company to enhance recreation, fisheries, and conservation along the Deerfield River in western Massachusetts and southern Vermont. The agreement is for 40 years and will guarantee 32 release days on the Dryway each Summer.

This was an enormous achievement by paddlers and organizers. It involved dozens of meetings, thousands of letters, and large turnouts of paddlers at last minute weekday evening hearings in southern Vermont and Western Mass. This was all done at a time when the internet was not established.

Read the article, from 1994, on the historic agreement which opened the Deerfield to regular whitewater paddling!

For an excellent description of the Dryway by Bruce Lessels go to Zoar Deerfield River Guide. For a description of the different dams and how the releases work go to this writeup by Bruce on the Zoar site.

American Whitewater Deerfield River Festival

Click here for information on the upcoming River Festival.
 

Campgrounds/Rafting/Paddling Shops & Misc.

Zoar Outdoors: Rafting, paddling shop, whitewater school, camping. Phone: 800-532-7483
Country Aire Campground: Charlemont, MA 01339 Ph: (413) 625-2996
Mohawk Park: P.O. Box 668 Charlemont, MA 01339 Ph: (413) 339-4470
Mohawk Trail State Forest: Rte. 2, Charlemont 413 339-5504
Savoy State Park (413-663-8469)
DAR State Forest (413-268-7098)

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Rapid Descriptions

Put In

Class - Mile - 0
Put in on a concrete platform after walking down a long staircase built by the power company. Truly one of the nicest put-ins in the Northeast.

Factory Rapid

Class - III Mile - 0.1

Shortly below the put in Factory rapid is a straight forward drop with good eddies on river left. There are also a couple good surfing spots accessed from this side of the river. River right still contains some debris (rebar, metal, etc.) from the dilapidating factory just upstream.

Boof Rock and Disappointment Wave

Class - II Mile - 0.3

Boof Rock drops one into the setup eddy for the wave. Called Disapointment because it is not quite a great hole or wave even though it looks much better. Look for a good eddy on river left after the flat section following Factory Rapids.

Old Put In

Class - Mile - 0.44
The put-in from the early 90's is reached by walking along the top of the bypass channel which diverts water away from the river for power generation (which is why it's called "The Dryway").

Upper Play Zone

Class - II+ Mile - 0.45
Next to the lower put-in is a rapid with several wonderful play waves. Count on a long wait for the one in the middle; but remember the rule for polite surfing time - two minutes minus 10 seconds for each boater in the queue.
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Also known as "Warm Up" to old-timers since in the early nineties this was the very first rapid on the river when the old put-in was in use.

Split Hair

Class - IV Mile - 0.75

Also known as "Split Rock Rapid", "Initiation", "Left Turn", and "Governers Rapid" (after a front page picture of former Governer Weld here). A large midstream rock splits the flow just as the river takes a slight left turn. Just upstream of the rock on river left there is a micro eddy that services a nice dynamic wave. Most boaters choose to run to the left of "Split Rock" while rafts run to the right although either side is fine. After passing the rock the river takes another slight jog to the right. There is a rather large pourover near the bottom on river left that should be skirted to the right. This rapid has numerous play spots both above and below the split-hair rock.

Split Hair Rock <font color="red">Dangerous</font> Undercut with Sieve

Class - IV Mile - 0.85
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The Split Hair rock which marks the middle of the rapid where it turns left has both an undercut face plus an underwater sieve.

Split Hair Rocks – river-left/downstream view from
Birch Tree Eddy showing sieve & tunnel at release level.

One paddler who was pinned underwater aginst the rock in the mid-1990's described seeing the light coming thru the sieve and was able to claw his way to safety thru the tunnel between the rocks. If you swim in this rapid above the rock quickly head for either side of the river.

In the pictures at right, taken at low water, the undercut rock and sieve between the two rocks is apparent. The tunnel between the rocks is likewise visible, it is just big enough to crawl thru.

Note the brush and logs trapped in the undercut and sieve. These were completely submerged earlier in the day when the water was running at release level.

 
Sieve and Undercut at Split Hair Rock.
River-right low water view, Birch Tree Eddy in back left.

Sieve Between the Rocks.
Low water view with tunnel exposed.

Pinball

Class - III Mile - 0.9
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Below Split Hair is a large eddy on river right which provides a great place to pick up the pieces of any swim. You don't want to swim on the left as you'll immediately wash into Pinball Rapid which is full of rocks and holes. It's only class III, but any swim will likely leave one sore and bleeding. Rescues are particularly difficult due to the nature of the rapid which require constant rock-dodging by any rescurer.
Pinball Rapid.
Photo by Skip Morris taken July 8, 2007 @ 1000 cfs.
Raft in Judy's Hole.
Photo by Skip Morris taken July 8, 2007 @ 1000 cfs.
 
Judy's Hole (in Pinball Rapid)
Also called "Mail Slot Hole"; this feature two-thirds of the way thru Pinball Rapid is a deep, meaty hole that attracts rafts for surfing. Smaller boats it sometimes eats...
 

Rodeo

Class - IV Mile - 1
Also called "Left Turn" (which is confusing since Split Hair has a more pronounced left turn). The top has a similar layout and approach as "Split Hair" but with a number of smaller rocks instead of one large one. The first half is easier but requires constant maneuvering around all the rocks. Half-way down where the river turns left the gradient increases, and the channel narrows to a left-of-center run with the large gradient forming a huge wave train. A large dynamic surf wave can be accessed from a micro eddy on river left about 3/4 of the way through the rapid. The wave train on the bottom of the rapid feels like riding a bucking bronco and gives the rapid its name. Watch out for a pinning rock in the middle of the channel at the very bottom.

Lower Play Zone

Class - II Mile - 1.1
Below Rodeo is a benign rapid with several great play spots. Expect a waiting line for some of them. The last one (at the bottom of the rapid next to a huge boulder known as "Lunch Rock") is where squirt boaters sometimes entertain the crowd with Mystery Moves.

Straight Shot

Class - III Mile - 1.4
Also known as "Broadway"; this rapid is wide, shallow, and just as the name implies, a straight shot right down the center. Also called "Big Boulder" after the huge rock on river-right near the bottom.
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The channel is to the left of the boulder, however there is a nice slot along the right side of the boulder as well.
There are several nice surfing waves at the bottom of the rapid.

Dunbar Brook Rapid

Class - IV Mile - 1.65
Also known as "Eddy Hop" or "Crazy Eddys" by old timers. At almost one-quarter mile long (the longest rapid on the river), it starts at the confluence with Dunbar Brook a popular lunch and break spot on river right. This rapid is mainly known for two large pourovers one at the top of the rapid and one in the middle. It is difficult to take a straight line through this rapid so hopping from eddy to eddy from river left then river right etc. is the tactical approach most boaters use. It is possible to eddy back and forth across the river over twenty times while paddling down this rapid.

False Tooth Rapid

Class - III+ Mile - 1.93

Also called "Landslide" or "Pine Tree" (after the pine tree that hovered above the rapid in the early days). If you have run the Dryway once or twice before you may be fooled into thinking you are about to enter Dragon's Tooth at the top of the drop. The top of False Tooth rapid looks strikingly similar to the top of Dragon's Tooth. False Tooth is much easier with only a few big holes to punch. You can recognize False Tooth by the rock slide on river right of the rapid. You can also take-out above this rapid by climbing up the steep bank into the parking lot which overlooks this section of river.

Dragon's Tooth

Class - IV Mile - 2.15

Shortly after False Tooth, pull out on river left and scout Dragon's Tooth. Dragon's Tooth rapid is steep, narrow, and turbulent. The main feature to avoid is a large retentive hole above a shallow rock ledge protruding from river right - this whole feature is the "Tooth." This ledge creates a shallow recirculating hole just below the upper hole. The usual route starts from river right moving towards river left through heavy turbulence just to the left of the "Tooth". Use the left, flushy edge of the tooth to start to move back river right. After passing the tooth, drive hard right to avoid Rodeo hole or stay center/left through rodeo hole. Rodeo Hole is trashy, and pulls slow rafts/playboats back in for more occasionally.

There are other options for Dragon's Tooth by going far right and running a vertical slot against river right of the tooth. You can catch a micro-eddy directly river right of the hole. Or the most difficult maneuver doing the "Scary Ferry" from this same eddy just above the river right slot. The "Scary Ferry" is not for the light hearted or unskilled. It requires you to do a ferry just above and below two large recirculating holes caused by the Tooth. A missed ferry could cause you to get recirculated in the shallow sticky hole below.

<font color="red">Dangerous</font> Sieve at top of Labyrinth

Class - IV Mile - 2.29
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Below Dragon's Tooth is a wide flat spot where rafts stop to regroup. Below this Labyrinth starts thru a channel right-of-center.

At the very bottom of the flat spot where Labyrinth starts is a dangerous sieve in the center of the river. This was the site of a near-drowning in September 2006 where a rafter on an RPI (college) Outing Club trip was pinned underwater for a reported 3-7 minutes.

She was freed by several guides from Crabapple Whitewater, revived with CPR, and transported to a hospital. Several guides from Zoar Outdoor later went back and partially blocked the deepest part of the sieve with a large rock.

This sieve is not obvious; it forms a V-shaped slot that gets narrower like a funnel towards the downstream end. Anyone getting sucked in will be trapped part-way thru.

The entrance to Labyrinth is a channel right-of-center. The sieve is to the immediate left of the channel.

With the water low, the funnel effect of the two rocks that form the sieve that traps anything that floats into it is apparent.

Low Water View.
Showing bottom now partially blocked by rock.
Sieve at top of Labyrinth.
View from river-left eddy at bottom of Dragon's Tooth looking over flat section to start of Labyrinth.
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Entrance to Labyrinth as seen from flat area on river-left.
Arrow points to sieve location.

Labyrinth Entrance and Sieve from the side.
Arrow points to sieve location.

Labyrinth

Class - IV Mile - 2.3
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This rapid lies just below the outflow to Dragon's Tooth. It is a pool drop section over ledge drops with several large "and sticky" holes. This section is often flooded by the Bear Swamp Pump storage pool. There is no rhyme or reason to when or if this lower rapid would be flooded on any particular release day other than the price of electrical power. (The Bear Swamp Project is owned by a different utility and not regulated by any license or rules related to boating or fishing. The storage pool is filled when power is cheap and emptyed when the prices goes up.)
Top Three-Quarters of Labyrinth.
Photo by Skip Morris taken July 1, 2007 @ 1000 cfs.
Terminator Hole in Labyrinth.
Photo of Norm Rehn by Skip Morris
taken July 1, 2007 @ 800 cfs.
 
When the pool is high rapids will end at the bottom of Dragon's Tooth. If the Bear Swamp pump storage pool is low rapids will diminish about 0.1 miles above the take out.

Terminator Hole in Labyrinth
Three-quarters of the way thru Labyrinth is the Terminator Hole, the largest in the rapid. It's a steep drop next to a huge rock.
 
Bottom of Labyrinth below Terminator.
Arrow points to sieve location.
The channel is narrow here, you must paddle or portage. Either side of the hole can be skirted. Skirting the right edge of the hole puts you into an eddy below the rock; skirting the left edge puts you up against a pinning rock garden; going thru the center of the hole is sure to provide plenty of entertainment for onlookers.

Labyrinth Bottom
Below Terminator is a set of pinning rocks on the left that sometimes catch rafts. Furthur down is a final set of waves with one nice surfing wave at the bottom. There are handy eddies on both sides.

<font color="red">Dangerous</font> Sieve at bottom of Labyrinth

Class - IV Mile - 2.43
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At the bottom of Labyrinth is a popular play wave with eddys on both sides. Rafts trips usually end here with customers watching the action.

Just above this on river-right is a sieve hidden among the rocks. The particular spot was the site of an accident in July 2006 where an experienced boater (after swimming and climbing out) slipped off a rock and was washed into the sieve. The sieve acts like a body-sized drain hole in a bathtub where it will suck someone down into a hole in the river bottom. The paddler in the 2006 accident was only able to let others know where he was by freeing an arm and sticking it up in the air waving frantically before being rescued.

With the water down the rock sieve is apparent. In the photos at right note the water flowing thru the sieve and appearing at the bottom of the rocks. In the close up shot the "drain hole" appearence of the sieve is apparent.

Close-up low water view.
Bottom of Labyrinth from River-Right.
Norm Rehn gives the sieve a wide berth.
View looking downstream from shore near Terminator.

Low water view.

Take Out

Class - Mile - 2.55
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Take out below Labyrinth where the access road approaches the river.

Showtime

Class - IV Mile - 2.62
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Below the takeout is a short but enjoyable rapid. Bounce off the rock/wave in the center and into the eddy. Open boats typically avoid this rapid since it results in a more difficult carry up the rocks to the take-out. Also known as "Bear Rapid" since there is a nice view of the Bear Swamp hydro project from here.
Hazard Warning: At levels where the big rock in the center is exposed, a nasty pillow/hole forms in front of it. The rock is also slightly undercut. A paddler got pinned/recirculated for a full minute in there, even after swimming. That feature has the potential to cause serious problems, especially for swimmers.

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6 years ago

Interactive Panoram of the Dragon's Tooth taken July 2nd, 2012. Posted in the event this can help anyone see what the rapids are like in this section of the river after hurican Irene. http://www.gotlibdesign.com/GD/vr/DragonsTooth_Seq1_mr.html

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10 years ago

Robert Farmer---I noticed on the Release Schedule Calendar, there is no release mentioned on July 25, 2009, for the Deerfield. Is this just an oversight? It would be nice if the organizers would update the info for this year on the webpage.

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10 years ago

There are structural problems with the bridge spanning the Deerfield by the Deerfield #5 Dam. The Town of Monroe and the Town of Rowe will effectively close the bridge to all traffic tomorrow morning (4/30/08). Repairs will take about 8 to 10 weeks to complete. The two towns will do their best to install signage about the closure at alternate routes.

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10 years ago

If you want a complete schedule of the water releases for the deerfield, you can go to www.zoaroutdoor.com, then look at the sidebar on the left. put your cursor over the tab 'The Deerfield River' and then a little side menu drops down and you can click on 'Whitewater Release Schedule' and scroll down to the bottom of the page, they have the gauranteed release days listed there. Enjoy! :)

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11 years ago

they`re on the 2008 calendar

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Gage Descriptions

This river is release controlled only; there is no gauge on this section of river.

 

Call before you drive! For flow information call Waterline's free national telephone hotlines: 1-800-452-1737 for the Boater's Edition (1-800-452-1742 for the Angler's Edition). At the prompt, dial-in a six digit site code for the specific river each of interest. Monroe Bridge (a.k.a. The Dryway) #5 Bypass Dam site code 255122, (Fife Brook site code 255123). The information is usually updated by 5PM on the day prior to each scheduled release.

There are also spring flows that are not release-scheduled. Check the waterline page. 

Also available at Waterline FlowCast website: http://www.h2oline.com/TRC.asp and http://www.h2oline.com/REL.asp. Individual gages can be accessed by including the site code in the URL (eg, http://www.h2oline.com/255122.asp).

Permits

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Directions Description




Directions to Charlemont Mass via MapQuest from:


From Charlemont and Zoar Road intersection to put in
From the intersection of MA Rte. 2 and Rte. 8a North in the center of Charlemont go West on MA Rte. 2 approximately 2.2 miles to the Zoar Road intersection just before the Rte. 2 bridge crossing over the Deerfield. Turn right onto Zoar Rd. Zoar Road is marked by a green sign (To Rowe Monroe)
2.4 miles from Rte. 2, bear left on River Rd.
Approximately 11 miles from Rte. 2 to Dunbar Brook Picnic Area, this is the take out. Approximately 2 more miles (12.9 cumulative) to the small town of Monroe Bridge, take a right in the center of the town.
Follow the road down to the bridge crossing at the put-in (~1/4 mile)
Note: Boats can be unloaded here near the bridge but vehicles must be moved to the river side of the roadway upstream from the dam. Do not block either the gate above or below the dam as cars may be ticketed or towed. Drive slowly through town, respect private property, and avoid parking in No Parking areas.


Note: When driving to the put-in, it's much quicker to head over the mountains then drive up along the river; however be warned you may wear your brakes out.

Road Distances along The Dryway

Road access to the river isn't always simple, especially when the river is down and features aren't as readily recognized. For convienence the table below lists road mileage to several landmarks above various points on the river. Note that starting with Dunbar Brook Rapid through Dragon's Tooth you can climb down (or up) from the parking area above the take-out. Labyrinth is best reached by walking along the river from the take-out. All mileage is measured from the intersection of River and Depot Road in Monroe (up the hill from the dam at the put-in).

0.00 mi Intersection of Depot Road & River Road in Monroe.
0.45 mi Old Put In (Path into the woods a few feet downstream from the bypass channel).
0.55 mi Roadside pulloff (single car only) - overlook flat area between Upper Play Zone and Split Hair
0.70 mi Roadside pulloff (single car only) - overlook bottom of Split Hair Rapid
0.77 mi Roadside pulloff (single car only) - Drain pipe under road and rocky climb down to Pinball Rapid
0.90 mi Telephone Line Crosses Road - Middle of Rodeo Rapid
1.15 mi Power Line Crosses Road - Below Lower Play Zone near Lunch Rock
1.65 mi Dunbar Book crosses under road - Walk down along brook to top of Dunbar Brook Rapid
1.70 mi #522 River Road (sign) - Entrance to Take-out Parking Area

 

Date Flow Result Factor  
2016-09-04 n/a Near Miss/Rescue Other Read More
2006-09-03 Medium Near Miss/Rescue Other Read More
2006-07-09 Medium Near Miss/Rescue Other Read More

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News

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Share the Love at Deerfield Festival Weekend - June 24-26 (MA)

5/24/2016
Robert Nasdor

Boaters from throughout the northeast will come together on June 24-26 in Charlemont, MA to celebrate the Deerfield River. The event is AW's biggest fundraiser in the northeast. The Deerfeild Fest will be held at the Charlemont Fairgrounds on June 25th from 3-11 pm and will include live music, vendors, beer, and a silent auction. This year, AW is joining forces with Zoar Outdoor to create a Deerfield Festival Weekend that will include Zoar's Demofest with free clinics and boat demos throughout the weekend from professional instructors and industry representatives.

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

12/6/2015
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)

11/18/2015
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

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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Annual Deerfield Riverfest Planned for July 11th

5/29/2015
Robert Nasdor

The 21st Deerfield Riverfest will be held on July 11th in Charlemont (MA). The annual event celebrates whitewater boating on the Deerfield River that resulted from the historic settlement agreement signed by AW, FLOW, AMC and others which provides 106 whitewater release days on the Fife Brook section and 32 releases on the Dryway section of the Deerfield River. The festival is AW's biggest fundraiser in the northeast and supports our stewardship work in the region. See you at the Fest!

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Deerfield River (MA) Hydro Relicensing: Building on Past Success

3/24/2015
Robert Nasdor

Twenty years after reaching a historic settlement agreement on the Deerfield River hydropower relicensing that has transformed northeast paddling opportunities, we began another relicensing process this spring that will likely result in improvement in flows, access and facilities for boaters in the region.
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Deerfield River (MA) Access for 2014 Season

5/14/2014
Robert Nasdor

As a result of the imminent bridge replacement in Monroe Bridge, it will not be possible to cross the bridge to access the Dryway put-in on the Rowe side, either by vehicle or on foot, during this summer boating season. We are asking boaters, for this season, to use the old put-in that we used during the original construction of the dam. 

 

 

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Plans for Deerfield River (MA) Pipeline and Withdrawal Cancelled

10/17/2007
Kevin Colburn

A recent proposal to pipe water from the Deerfield River's Somerset Reservoir for snow-making has been abandoned based on significant concerns regarding the impacts of the project on the Deerfield River and the surrounding lands.   AW and our partners in New England have participated in the decision making process for the past six months.  A new proposal is now being floated.  
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2004 AW Deerfield River Festival

7/12/2004
Ben Van Camp

Well it’s that time of the year again; time to start planning your trip to the Northeast’s largest whitewater river festival the AW Deerfield River Festival. The event focuses on bringing people to the area to enjoy a weekend of outdoor activities while showcasing whitewater paddlesports and raising funds and membership for American Whitewater. The main festival activities take place on Saturday July 31st afternoon/evening and provide entertainment for both paddlesport and non-paddlesport enthusiasts young and old. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

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Revisions

Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1205579 07/14/16 Bob Nasdor Updated put-in directions
1200299 06/18/11 Matt Muir Corrected gradient.
1206985 11/03/16 Thomas O'Keefe broken link fixed
1204328 03/13/15 Bob Nasdor Update Riverfest
1190475 08/07/08 Skip Morris n/a
1195099 05/28/09 Skip Morris
1195109 05/28/09 Skip Morris
1195100 05/28/09 n/a
1197975 07/22/10 Matt Muir Updated link to TransCanada Hydro.
1195110 05/28/09 Skip Morris
1195531 06/23/09 Skip Morris
1195660 07/21/09 Skip Morris
1197879 06/28/10 Skip Morris
1200563 08/30/11 Matt Muir Changed directions following Hurricane Irene flooding.
1200552 08/29/11 Jeff Paine Removed wildly out of date release info
1201168 04/23/12 Skip Morris fixed gradient/length
1207005 01/05/17 Thomas O'Keefe access updated
1201408 06/21/12 Matt Muir Reverted to pre-Irene directions; added info about Dragon's Tooth; repaired broken lynx.
1208362 10/10/17 Bob Nasdor
1206986 11/03/16 Thomas O'Keefe links fixed
1208363 10/10/17 Bob Nasdor Abstract revision
1207730 06/17/17 Skip Morris
1207749 06/20/17 Bob Nasdor Dryway Back
1209182 05/23/18 Alex Barham Name and Info
1209786 06/09/18 Jackson Ennis fixed rating
1208364 10/10/17 Bob Nasdor