Westfield, Middle Branch - River Road to Littleville Dam


Westfield, Middle Branch, Massachusetts, US

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River Road to Littleville Dam

Usual Difficulty II-III (for normal flows)
Length 7 Miles

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
MIDDLE BRANCH WESTFIELD RIVER AT GOSS HEIGHTS, MA
usgs-01180500 3.20 - 6.00 ft II-III 233d19h41m 1.2 ft (too low)


River Description

M. Br. Westfield (Goss Hts.) U.S.G.S. gage
StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2001-03-28 13:37:04

Rapid Descriptions

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User Comments

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May 7 2017 (381 days ago)
nroche (150960)
Ran the Middle Branch today (5/7/17); USGS gage said 3.51 ft. I'd agree with your characterization
as "lower runnable," but I'm not sure the gage itself reflects what's going on in this reach, as
the reach is above the Littleville Dam and the gage appears to be below it. The gage shows the
level rising over May 5 and 6 and holding steady May 7, but one of our group who ran it both May 6
and May 7 said it was much higher May 6. In any case, it was a challenging, technical, and fun
Class II at today's level. A few scrapy spots, two portages around strainers, and series of rocks
and small drops that required a lot of maneuvering. This branch of the river is narrower than the
nearby parts of the West Branch, and there are more spots where you need to get through a narrow
slot. Very scenic with small falls coming in. A road runs along the whole reach, but there's little
traffic on that road and I was barely aware of it.
January 14 2006 (4512 days ago)
bill archambeaultDetails
WENT DEC.11/04, HAD A GREAT TIME, THE WATER WAS FAST AND FUN WITH GOOD LITTLE DROPS.


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