2023 Whitewater Dam Releases

Androscoggin Headwaters 2023

Rapid River

DayDateFlow
FridayJuly 14, 20231300 cfs
SaturdayJuly 15, 20231300 cfs
SundayJuly 16, 20231800 cfs
SaturdayJuly 22, 20231300 cfs
SundayJuly 23, 20231800 cfs
SaturdayAugust 5, 20231300 cfs
SundayAugust 6, 20231300 cfs
FridayAugust 11, 20231300 cfs
SaturdayAugust 12, 20231300 cfs
SundayAugust 13, 20231800 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 24 2023900 cfs
SundayJune 25, 2023900 cfs
SaturdayJuly 1, 2023900 cfs
SundayJuly 2, 2023900 cfs
SaturdayJuly 8, 20231200 cfs
SundayJuly 9, 20231200 cfs
SaturdayAugust 19, 20231200 cfs
SundayAugust 20, 20231200 cfs
SaturdayAugust 26, 20231200 cfs
SundayAugust 27, 20231200 cfs
SaturdaySeptember 1, 2023900 cfs
SundaySeptember 2, 2023900 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 2023

Ashuelot River

Surrey Mountain Dam

DayDate / TimeFlowEvent
Saturday April 29, 2023
5:00 AM to 1:00 PM
275 cfsAshuelot Canoe Race

Blackwater River

Blackwater Dam

DayDate / TimeFlowEvent
Saturday April 29, 2023
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
650 cfsBlackwater Canoe & Kayak Slalom
NE Slalom Series (www.nessrace.com)
Sunday April 30, 2023
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
650 cfsBlackwater Canoe & Kayak Slalom
NE Slalom Series (www.nessrace.com)
Please note: Potential work on the dam may require release adjustments. Check before you go!

Lower Otter Brook

DayDate / TimeFlowEvent
SaturdayApril 15, 2023
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
300 cfsRecreation Release
Saturday May 6, 2023
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
300 cfsACA NH WW Championship REC release,
road gates and restrooms open
Sunday May 7, 2023
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
300 cfsACA NH WW Championship – race day
road gates and restrooms closed

Millers River

Birch Hill Dam, Tully Lake (300 cfs)

DayDate / TimeFlowEvent
Saturday April 8, 2023
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
1900 cfs58th Annual River Rat Race
Recreation release
Sunday April 9, 2023
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
1900 cfsRecreation release

Quinnibaug River

Brimfield Lake

DayDate / TimeFlowEvent
Sunday April 30, 2023
5:00 AM to 4:00 PM
350 cfsSturbridge Lions Club East All American River Race

West River

Ball Mountain Townsend Dam

DayDate / TimeFlowEvent
Saturday May 6, 2023
10 AM to 2:30 PM
1500 cfsNo shuttle. Camping at Jamaica State Park to be confirmed
Sunday May 7, 2023
10 AM to 2:30 PM
1500 cfs No shuttle.
Saturday Sept 23, 2023
10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
1500 cfsPossible affect by ongoing contractual obligations for gate 1 repairs
Sunday Sept 24, 2023
10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
1500 cfsPossible affect by ongoing contractual obligations for gate 1 repairs

Westfield River

Knightsville Dam (900 cfs)

Littleville (700 cfs)

DayDate / TimeFlowEvent
Saturday April 22 2023
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
1600 cfs*68th Annual Westfield River
Sunday April 23, 2022
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
1600 cfs*Recreational Release

Pemigewasset (at Bristol)

Ayer Island Dam

DayDateFlow
Saturday & Sunday July – 15/16, 2023800-1000cfs 10AM – 2 PM
Saturday & SundayAugust – 26/27. 2023
800-1000cfs 10AM – 2 PM

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 2 (Labor Day weekend)


Dead River 2023

Brookfield Renewable Power

DateDateFlow
SaturdayMay 66000+ cfs
SaturdayMay 136000+ cfs
SaturdayMay 206000 cfs
SundayMay 271800 cfs
MondayMay 286000 cfs
SaturdayJune 34000 cfs
SundayJune 42400 cfs
SaturdayJune 171800 cfs
SundayJune 181300 cfs
SaturdayJuly 81800 cfs
SundayJuly 91300 cfs
SaturdayJuly 222400 cfs
SundayJuly 231800 cfs
SaturdayAugust 122400 cfs
SundayAugust 131800 cfs
SundaySeptember 3 5500 cfs
SaturdaySeptember 163500 cfs
SaturdayOctober 7FULL 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 2023

Fife Brook

Brookfield Renewable

107 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
April1-2, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30
May13-14, 17-21, 24-28
June10-11, 17-18, 21-25, 28-30
July1-2, 7-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30
August3-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27
September2-3, 6-10, 13-17, 27-30
October1, 4-8, 11-15, 18-20

Monroe Bridge (#5 Bypass)

TransCanada Hydro Northeast, Inc

35 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
May27, 28
June11, 17, 18, 23(Fri), 24, 25, 30
July1, 2, 7(Fri), 8, 9, 14(Fri), 15, 23, 29, 30
August4(Fri), 5, 6, 11(Fri), 12, 19, 20, 26, 27
September2, 3, 9, 10, 17
October1, 8

Special Events

PentathlonApril 1
Mass Free Fishing WeekendJune 3-4 (minimum flow weekend)
Deerfield RiverfestAugust 4 -6

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

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Farmington River

2023 releases for the New Boston section of the Farmington:

Saturday and Sunday, October 14 & 15 (NESS Race weekend)

Saturday and Sunday, October 21 & 21


Kennebec River 2023

DayDateTimeFlow
SaturdayJune 1010:00 – 1:008000 cfs
SaturdayJune 171:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayJune 241:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayJuly 11:00 – 3:002400 cfs
MondayJuly 310:00 – 1:008000 cfs
SaturdayJuly 81:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayJuly 151:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SundayJuly 161:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayJuly 221:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayJuly 291:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayAugust 51:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SundayAugust 61:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayAugust 121:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayAugust 191:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SundayAugust 201:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayAugust 261:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdaySept 21:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdaySept 91:00 – 3:008000 cfs
SundaySept 101:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SundaySept 161:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdaySept 2310:00 – 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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