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Difficulty I-III
Length 7.2 Miles
Flow Range 1200 - 3000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 29.5 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 06/13/2018 3:00 pm

River Description

Rumor is that this section derives its name from a large glacial "pot hole" feature which has since filled in.

This is a very popular run, in part because it has a wilderness feel, unusual for Southern New England rivers. The rapids are fairly continuous for the whole section's length.

Flow info is estimated based on an observation from 2014. If you have more information please leave a comment

Rapid Descriptions


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Andrew Pettyohn
6 years ago

5/16/14 After rainfall totaling 1.5" at knightenville dam (17 miles down stream) and its inflow registering over 1500cfs, the arch bridge gauge at the Cummington put in read 2 feet. The current is strong and continuous, always class 1 or more though not over class 3. Not a technical river, faster boats will find more surfable waves, some of the steeper gorge section provide some gnarly deep troughs with great entrance eddies. Enough cannot be said of the scenery , it seems at the rarity his section runs, do not miss a opurtunity to experience it. Parking on Back St. for put in.

Gage Descriptions

A gauge is located at the arched bridge in Cummington. 1 foot is bare minimum, with not much play; play begins about 2 feet, with great play at 3 feet. At 4 feet, it's getting pushy. This section needs lots of rain to be runnable.

Directions Description

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1190495 07/30/04 Jim Michaud n/a
1209830 06/13/18 Alex Barham Flow and Description