2021 Whitewater Dam Releases

Androscoggin Headwaters

Rapid River

DayDateFlow
FridayJuly 16, 20211300 cfs Cancelled because of drought
SaturdayJuly 17, 20211300 cfs Cancelled because of drought
SundayJuly 18, 20211800 cfs 1300 cfs *Cancelled because of drought
SaturdayJuly 24, 20211300 cfs Cancelled because of drought
SundayJuly 25, 20211800 cfs 1300 cfs * Cancelled because of drought
SaturdayAugust 7, 20211300 cfs
SundayAugust 8, 20211300 cfs
FridayAugust 13, 20211300 cfs
SaturdayAugust 14, 20211300 cfs
SundayAugust 15, 20211800 cfs 1300 cfs *
Due to dry conditions, all releases in July have been cancelled and the 1st and 2nd weekends in August will be reduced to a maximum of 1300cfs

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 26 2021900 cfs
SundayJune 27, 2021900 cfs
SaturdayJuly 3, 2021900 cfs
SundayJuly 4, 2021900 cfs
SaturdayJuly 10, 20211200 cfs
SundayJuly 11, 20211200 cfs
SaturdayAugust 21, 20211200 cfs
SundayAugust 22, 20211200 cfs
SaturdayAugust 28, 20211200 cfs
SundayAugust 29, 20211200 cfs
SaturdaySeptember 4, 2021900 cfs
SundaySeptember 5, 2021900 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 2021

Ashuelot River

Surrey Mountain Dam

DayDate / TimeFlowEvent
Saturday April 24, 2021
5:00 AM to 1:00 PM
275 cfsAshuelot Canoe Race

Blackwater River

Blackwater Dam

DayDate / TimeFlowEvent
Saturday April 24, 2021
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
650 cfsBlackwater Canoe & Kayak Slalom
NE Slalom Series (www.nessrace.com)
Sunday April 25, 2021
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
650 cfsBlackwater Canoe & Kayak Slalom
NE Slalom Series (www.nessrace.com)

Lower Otter Brook

DayDate / TimeFlowEvent
Saturday May 1, 2021
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
300 cfsACA NH WW Championship REC release,
road gates and restrooms open
Sunday May 2, 2021
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
300 cfsACA NH WW Championship no new release of water
road gates and restrooms closed

Millers River

Birch Hill Dam, Tulley Lake (300 cfs)

DayDate / TimeFlowEvent
Saturday April 10, 2021
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
1900 cfs57th Annual River Rat Race canceled
Recreation release
Sunday April 11, 2021
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
1900 cfsRecreation release

Quinnibaug River

Brimfield Lake

DayDate / TimeFlowEvent
Sunday April 25, 2021
5:00 AM to 4:00 PM
350 cfsSturbridge Lions Club East All American River Race

West River – 2021 releases canceled due to construction at Ball Mtn. Dam

Ball Mountain Townsend Dam

DayDate / TimeFlowEvent
Saturday May 1, 2021
10 AM to 4 PM
1500 cfsRecreation release
Sunday May 2, 2021
10 AM to 4 PM
1500 cfsRecreation release
Saturday September 25, 2021
10 AM to 4 PM
1500 cfsRecreation release
Sunday September 26, 2021
10 AM to 4 PM
1500 cfsRecreation release
All releases cancelled due to construction at Ball Mountain Dam

Westfield River

Knightsville Dam (900 cfs)
Littleville Dam (700 cfs cannot be guaranteed, release may be as low as 300 cfs)

DayDate / TimeFlowEvent
Saturday April 17 2021
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
1600 cfs*68th Annual Westfield River
Sunday April 18, 2021
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
1600 cfs*Recreational Release
**700 cfs from Littleville cannot be guaranteed, release maybe be as low as 300cfs

Pemigewasset (at Bristol)

Ayer Island Dam

DayDateFlow
JulySaturday and Sunday, July 17-181000cfs 10 am – 3 pm both days,
if they get anticipated thunderstorms, more water may be released. Please check back
AugustSaturday and Sunday, August 28-29

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 4 (Labor Day weekend)


Dead River 2021

Brookfield Renewable Power

DateDateFlow
SaturdayMay 8, 20216000+ cfs
SaturdayMay 15, 20216000+ cfs
SaturdayMay 22, 20216000 cfs
SundayMay 30, 20216000 cfs
MondayMay 31, 20211400 cfs
SaturdayJune 5, 20214000 cfs
SundayJune 6, 20212400 cfs
SaturdayJune 19, 20211800 cfs CANCELLED due to low flow
SundayJune 20, 20211300 cfs CANCELLED due to low flow
SaturdayJuly 10, 20211800 cfs CANCELLED due to dry conditions
SundayJuly 11, 20211300 cfs
SaturdayJuly 24, 20212400 cfs CANCELLED due to dry conditions
SundayJuly 25, 20211800 cfs CANCELLED due to dry conditions
SaturdayAugust 14, 20212400 cfs
SundayAugust 15, 20211800 cfs
SundaySept 5, 20215500 cfs
SaturdaySept 18, 20213500 cfs
SaturdayOctober 2, 2021FULL 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 2021

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
April3-4, 14-18, 21-25, 28-30
May8-9, 15-16, 19-23, 26-30
June12-13, 17-20, 23-27, 30
July1-4, 7-11, 14-18, 21-25, 31
August1, 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29
September1-5, 8-12, 15-19
October1-3, 6-10, 13-17

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
May29, 30
June13, 19, 20, 25(Fri), 26, 27
July2(Fri), 3, 4, 9(Fri), 10, 11, 17, 25
August1, 6(Fri), 7, 8, 14, 21, 22, 27(Fri), 28
September4, 5, 11, 12, 19
October2, 10

Special Events

Mass Free Fishing WeekendJune 6-7 (minimum flow weekend)
Deerfield RiverfestJune 25-27

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

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Farmington River

The 2021 releases for the New Boston section of the Farmington are not yet available.


Kennebec River 2021

DayDateTimeFlow
SaturdayJune 12, 202110:00 – 1:008000 cfs
SaturdayJune 19, 20211:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayJune 26, 20211:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayJuly 3, 20211:00 – 3:002400 cfs
MondayJuly 5, 202010:00 – 1:008000 cfs
SaturdayJuly 10, 20211:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayJuly 17, 20211:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SundayJuly 18, 20211:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayJuly 24, 20211:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayJuly 31, 20211:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayAugust 7, 20211:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SundayAugust 8, 20211:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayAugust 14, 20211:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayAugust 21, 20211:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SundayAugust 22, 20211:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayAugust 28, 20211:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdaySept 4, 20211:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdaySept 11, 202110:00 – 1:008000 cfs
SundaySept 12, 20211:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdaySept 25, 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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