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Difficulty I(III)
Length 4 Miles
Gauge Presumpscot River at Westbrook, Maine
Flow Range CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 hour ago 2260 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 05/16/2011 1:59 pm

River Description


This is basically a long class I river with a lot of strainers to negotiate. There are two rapids in the middle of the run, class III. The level has to be up, too, to warrant running them. The water is warm and there is a lot of good wildlife to check out.
Small, easy rapids from 302 to Pope Rd. After Pope Rd. there is a nice class-III drop (6-ft double ledge). The next rapid is another ledge drop with a nice hole.

Rapid Descriptions

Pope Road Rapid

Class - III Mile - 2
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The first of two threes on this otherwise Class-I run, this 6-foot double ledge appears after Pope Road. The next III is a ledge drop with a nice hole.
The level needs to be high for these two to be worth running.


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Bill Mead
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8 years ago

This is basically a long class I river with a lot of strainers to negotiate. There are basically two rapids in the middle of the run which were already mentioned, class III. The level has to be up too to warrant running them. The water is warm and there is a lot of good wild life to check out.

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Chris Burton
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12 years ago

small, easy rapids from 302 to Pope Rd. After Pope Rd there is a nice class III drop (6 ft double ledge).The next rapid is another ledge drop with a nice hole.Ran on May 5 and there was a lot of wood, but it was worth it for my first class III!

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