2020 Whitewater Dam Releases

Androscoggin Headwaters

Rapid River

DayDateFlow
FridayJuly 17, 20201300 cfs
SaturdayJuly 18, 20201300 cfs
SundayJuly 19, 20201800 cfs
SaturdayJuly 25, 20201300 cfs
SundayJuly 26, 20201800 cfs
SaturdayAugust 1, 20201300 cfs
SundayAugust 2, 20201300 cfs
FridayAugust 7, 20201300 cfs
SaturdayAugust 8, 20201300 cfs
SundayAugust 9, 20201800 cfs

Subject to modification due to low lake levels.

Flows start at 6pm before 1st scheduled day and end at 12:00 noon on Sunday.

River Flow Information: (844) 430-3569 (FLOW)

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Magalloway River

DayDateFlow
SaturdayJune 27 2020900 cfs
SundayJune 28, 2020900 cfs
SaturdayJuly 4, 2020900 cfs
SundayJuly 5, 2020900 cfs
SaturdayJuly 11, 20201200 cfs
SundayJuly 12, 20201200 cfs
SaturdayAugust 15, 20201200 cfs
SundayAugust 16, 20201200 cfs
SaturdayAugust 22, 20201200 cfs
SundayAugust 23, 20201200 cfs
SaturdaySeptember 5, 2020900 cfs
SundaySeptember 6, 2020900 cfs

Flow release from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on day of release.

River Flow Information: (844) 430-3569 (FLOW)

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Army Corps of Engineers Releases

Dates marked with an asterisk (*) are requests and have not yet been confirmed.

Ashuelot River

Surrey Mountain Dam

DayDate / TimeFlowEvent
Saturday (*)April 25, 2020
5:00 AM to 1:00 PM
275 cfsAshuelot Canoe Race
CANCELED

Blackwater River

Blackwater Dam

DayDate / TimeFlowEvent
Saturday (*)April 25, 2020
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
650 cfsRace CANCELED
Sunday (*)April 26, 2020
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
650 cfsRace CANCELED

Lower Otter Brook

DayDate / TimeFlowEvent
Saturday (*)May 2, 2020
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
300 cfsACA NH WW Championship
CANCELED
Sunday (*)May 3, 2020
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
300 cfsACA NH WW Championship
CANCELED

Millers River

Birch Hill Dam, Tulley Lake (300 cfs)

DayDate / TimeFlowEvent
Saturday (*)April 11, 2020
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
1900 cfs57th Annual River Rat Race CANCELED
Sunday (*)April 12, 2020
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
1900 cfsCANCELED

Quinnibaug River

Brimfield Lake

DayDate / TimeFlowEvent
Sunday (*)April 26, 2020
5:00 AM to 4:00 PM
350 cfsSturbridge Lions Club East All American River Race POSTPONE until the fall

West River

Ball Mountain Townsend Dam

DayDate / TimeFlowEvent
Saturday (*)May 2, 2020
10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
1500 cfsCanceled because of COVID 19
Sunday (*)May 3, 2020
10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
1500 cfsCanceled because of COVID 19
Saturday (*)September 19, 2020
10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
1500 cfsRecreational Release
Sunday (*)September 20, 2020
10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
1500 cfsRecreational Release

Westfield River

Knightsville Dam (900 cfs)
Littleville Dam (700 cfs)

DayDate / TimeFlowEvent
Saturday (*)April 18, 2020
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
1600 cfs67th Annual Westfield River Race by invitation only.
Sunday (*)April 19, 2020
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
1600 cfsRecreational Release CANCELED

Pemmigewasset (at Bristol)

Ayer Island Dam

2020 dates not yet available

DayDateFlow
TBD
TBD

Release levels are dependent on inflow. Please check for updates before you drive.

Pemi at Bristol on American Whitewater


Canada Falls and Seboomook

Brookfield Renewable Power

Safety Notice:  River flows and levels at these facilities are subject to change.  Please exercise caution when recreating upstream or downstream of dams and powerhouses.

Penobscot River Upper South Branch, Canada Falls Dam

The following boating releases are scheduled on Saturdays from 10AM to 3 PM.

WeekendJulyAugustSept
1st500600750
2nd600750600
3rd600600500*
4th900750
5th600600

* on or before Sept 15

Penobscot River Upper West Branch, Seboomook Dam

Minimum daily flow increased to 500 cfs.  This flow will be available 24/7 throughout the boating season.

Special “high-water” release (1500 cfs) – Saturday, September 3 (Labor Day weekend)


Dead River

Brookfield Renewable Power

DateDateFlow
SaturdayMay 9, 20206000+ cfs
SaturdayMay 16, 20206000+ cfs
SundayMay 24, 20206000 cfs
MondayMay 25, 20201300 cfs
SaturdayMay 30, 20206000 cfs
SaturdayJune 6, 20204000 cfs
SundayJune 7, 20202400 cfs
SaturdayJune 20, 20201800 cfs
SundayJune 21, 20201300 cfs
SaturdayJuly 11, 20201800 cfs
SundayJuly 12, 20201300 cfs
SaturdayJuly 25, 20202400 cfs
SundayJuly 26, 20201800 cfs
SaturdayAugust 8, 20202400 cfs
SundayAugust 9, 20201800 cfs
SundaySept 6, 20205500 cfs
SaturdaySept 19, 20203500 cfs
SaturdayOctober 3, 2020FULL OPEN
to 6000 cfs

NOTICE:  These flows may change without notice due to License Requirements and/or Water Conditions at the time of the Scheduled Flow.


Deerfield River

Fife Brook

Brookfield Renewable

106 scheduled releases. Releases from Fife Brook Dam start between 9:30 am and 12 noon, with a flow of at least 700 cfs, for a 3-hour duration.

MonthDates
April4, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26
May9-10, 16-17, 20-24, 27-31
June13-14, 17-21, 24-28
July1-5, 8-12, 15-19, 25-26, 30-31
August1-2, 6-9, 13-16, 20-23, 27-30
September2-6, 9-13, 16-18
October1-4, 7-11, 14-18

Monroe Bridge (#5 Bypass)

TransCanada Hydro Northeast, Inc

32 scheduled releases. Friday releases are for 4 hours beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday releases last 5 hours and begin at 10 a.m. Sunday releases are 4 hours beginning at 10 a.m. Flows alternate among 900, 1000, and 1100 cfs.

MonthDates
May23, 24
June14, 20, 21, 26(Fri), 27, 28
July3(Fri), 4, 5, 10(Fri), 11, 15, 25, 26
August1, 2, 8, 16, 21(Fri), 22, 28(Fri), 29, 30
September5, 6, 12, 13
October3, 4, 11

Special Events

Pentathalon CANCELEDApril 4
Mass Free Fishing WeekendJune 6-7 (minimum flow weekend)
Deerfield Riverfest – CANCELEDJune 26-28
June 27 release starts at 10:00 AM

River Flow Information: (844) 430-3569 (FLOW)

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Farmington River

The 2020 releases for the New Boston section of the Farmington are not yet available.


Kennebec River

DayDateTimeFlow
SaturdayJune 13, 202010:00 – 1:008000 cfs
SaturdayJune 20, 20201:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayJune 27, 20201:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayJuly 4, 20201:00 – 3:002400 cfs
MondayJuly 6, 202010:00 – 1:008000 cfs
SaturdayJuly 11, 20201:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayJuly 18, 20201:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SundayJuly 19, 20201:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayJuly 25, 20201:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayAugust 1, 20201:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SundayAugust 2, 20201:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayAugust 8, 20201:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayAugust 15, 20201:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SundayAugust 16, 20201:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayAugust 22, 20201:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayAugust 29, 20201:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdaySept 5, 20201:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdaySept 12, 202010:00 – 1:008000 cfs
SundaySept 20, 20201:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdaySept 21, 202010:00 – 1:008000 cfs

From May 1st through Columbus Day in October, the daily release will be a minimum of 4800 cfs, 10am to 1 pm.

From June 15th through September 15th, 1 pm – 3 pm minimum release will be 2400 cfs, every Saturday, plus four Sunday releases.

In consultation with all interested parties there will be four (4) releases of 8000 cfs provided during the rafting season between the hours of 10 am and 1 pm.

Notice:  These flows may change without notice due to License Requirements and/or water conditions at the time of the scheduled flow.

Brookfield Renewable hopes you enjoy these recreational release opportunities in a safe manner.

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