Current Projects:

Recently Completed Projects:

  • Secured a FERC License for the Oswegatchie River that provides recreational access. (NY)
  • Eliminated fees for use on the Kennebec (ME)
  • Successfully advocated for the decommissioning of a dam on the Contoocook which was removed in 2004 (NH)
  • Worked with KCCNY to achieve optimal recreational releases and access on the Mongaup River (NY)
  • Secured Whitewater releases on the Stone Valley Section of the Raquette River which began recently (NY)

Past Successes:

American Whitewater has been working for river enthusiasts in the Northeast for decades, with our results being flow and access to many rivers that were for years dry and/or inaccessible. With partner organizations like the Appalachian Mountain Club, Kayak and Canoe Club of New York and New England F.L.O.W., AW volunteers are responsible for having created (previously dry) rivers that run on dozens of days per year:

  • Penobscot River (ME)
  • Kennebec River (ME)
  • Black River (NY)
  • Salmon River (NY)
  • Beaver RIver (NY)
  • Rapid River (ME)

Future Challenges:

  • Proposed New Hampshire boat registration
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