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Difficulty II-III(IV)
Length 6.5 Miles
Flow Range 3.40 - 5.44 FT
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 1.75 [FT] ℹ️
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Reach Info Last Updated 05/23/2018 7:08 pm

River Description

Rapid Descriptions


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Mark Nawrocki
7 years ago

Boated the Millers June 8 Saturday after a heavy rain. Fife Brook was at 2500+ and so this was a good option. 4.4 on gauge. class 2-3 run with the funnel being a series of big waves. no strainers. nice day. good water. great weather.

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8 years ago

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Nicholas Gottlieb
13 years ago

I think this river is a class III-IV run with the Funnel being the only class IV drop.

Release Schedule

45th Annual River Rat Race (Saturday)

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Gage Descriptions

Alternate gage: Millers River (S. Royalston) USGS

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Join Us for the (virtual) Deerfield Fest this Friday!

Robert Nasdor

Whitewater boaters from Maine to Pennsylvania gather each June in Charlemont, MA to celebrate whitewater boating and American Whitewater's river advocacy to protect, restore, and enjoy our northeast rivers. While we can't gather in-person this year, we'll be having a virtual Deerfield Fest Membership Event this Friday, June 26th at 7 pm (EST) . We'll be giving away some fun AW merchandise and other prizes for those who JOIN or RENEW their AW Membership and join us on Friday, so REGISTER for the virtual Deerfield River Membership Event today and join us for this fun event in support of AW. (Photo by Alan MacRae)

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

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)

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

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. 


Jeff Paine


Glenn stewart


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Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1201945 04/07/13 Jeff Paine Proper naming
1202948 12/23/13 Glenn stewart
1209702 05/23/18 Alex Barham Name Changed
1190489 01/05/05 Jim Michaud n/a
1195561 06/25/09 Skip Morris