This only runs after heavy rain or a during a good spring flow. The pictures here were all taken with the Sheepscot holding around 1550 and the Ducktrap around 330 and falling. The Ducktrap had already peaked and at 372. The Oyster is likely runable when the Ducktrap spikes up to 300 or maybe a little lower and the Sheepscot is going up significantly.
As of right now, there is no visual gage, though in the summer when things get lower I will paint one under the bridge at the putin.
Permits are not required for this reach.
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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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