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Difficulty I-II
Length 12 Miles
Flow Range 500 - 4500 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 40 minutes ago 127 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 08/26/2004 11:51 am

River Description

Rapid Descriptions


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Kelly McNerney
6 months ago

I run this section on 10/19/2019 @2730cfs.This run took us about 2.5 hours in 8'creek boats.Over half of run has 1'and 2' waves so have a skirt.This run can be run with beginners at this level .If run in lower levels it will be a difficult rock garden .

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9 years ago

I have run this section many many times, from the largest flows as the ice from the lake comes over the dam, to pretty low.... It is never dangerous for an experienced whitewater paddler, although at times it expands enough to flow into the woods around the river and hazards in this area include getting pinned on trees..... Do NOT run the dam..... But a few little waves are found just below the dam at the put in off of cross lake road. The whole run takes about 3-4 hours during good flow and is usually fun for the whole family, including kids.

Gage Descriptions

Drainage: 958 sq.mi.
10% flow: 1,480 cfs
Alltime max: 14,300 cfs

Directions Description

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Date Flow Result Factor  
2005-04-17 n/a Fatality Cold Water Read More



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Penobscot River Dams to be Removed!

Kevin Colburn

Atlantic Salmon and other imperiled fish species will soon have hundreds of additional miles of habitat. A recent decision between a power company, NGO's, tribes, and government agencies calls for the removal of two dams on Maine's Penobscot River and the bypassing of a third. American Whitewater applauds this huge win for rivers and is recruiting volunteers to assist with our work on the project. There is a public meeting December 2nd.

Matt Muir


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