2022 Whitewater Dam Releases

Androscoggin Headwaters 2022

Rapid River

DayDateFlow
FridayJuly 5, 20221300 cfs
SaturdayJuly 16, 20221300 cfs
SundayJuly 17, 20221800 cfs
SaturdayJuly 23, 20221300 cfs
SundayJuly 24, 20221800 cfs
SaturdayAugust 6, 20221300 cfs
SundayAugust 7, 20221300 cfs
FridayAugust 12, 20221300 cfs
SaturdayAugust 13, 20221300 cfs
SundayAugust 14, 20221800 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 25 2022900 cfs
SundayJune 26, 2022900 cfs
SaturdayJuly 2, 2022900 cfs
SundayJuly 3, 2022900 cfs
SaturdayJuly 9, 20221200 cfs
SundayJuly 10, 20221200 cfs
SaturdayAugust 20, 20221200 cfs
SundayAugust 21, 20221200 cfs
SaturdayAugust 27, 20221200 cfs
SundayAugust 28, 20221200 cfs
SaturdaySeptember 3, 2022900 cfs
SundaySeptember 4, 2022900 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 2022

Ashuelot River

Surrey Mountain Dam

DayDate / TimeFlowEvent
Saturday April 30, 2022
5:00 AM to 1:00 PM
275 cfsAshuelot Canoe Race

Blackwater River

Blackwater Dam

DayDate / TimeFlowEvent
Saturday April 23, 2022
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
650 cfsBlackwater Canoe & Kayak Slalom
NE Slalom Series (www.nessrace.com)
Sunday April 24, 2022
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 7, 2022
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
300 cfsACA NH WW Championship REC release,
road gates and restrooms open
Sunday May 8, 2022
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
300 cfsACA NH WW Championship – race day
road gates and restrooms closed

Millers River

Birch Hill Dam, Tulley Lake (300 cfs)

DayDate / TimeFlowEvent
Saturday April 9, 2022
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
1900 cfs59th Annual River Rat Race
Recreation release
Sunday April 10, 2022
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
1900 cfsRecreation release

Quinnibaug River

Brimfield Lake

DayDate / TimeFlowEvent
Sunday April 24, 2022
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 7, 2022
10 AM to 2:30 PM
1500 cfsConfirmed. No shuttle. Camping available at Jamaica State Park
Sunday May 8, 2022
10 AM to 2:30 PM
1500 cfsConfirmed. No shuttle.
Saturday September 24, 2022
10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
1500 cfsTentative release*
Sunday September 26, 2022
10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
1500 cfsTentative release*
*All releases tentative due to to gate replacement work at Ball Mountain Dam

Westfield River

Knightsville Dam (900 cfs)

Littleville (700 cfs)

DayDate / TimeFlowEvent
Saturday April 23 2022
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
1600 cfs*69th Annual Westfield River
Sunday April 24, 2022
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
1600 cfs*Recreational Release

Pemigewasset (at Bristol)

Ayer Island Dam

DayDateFlow
Saturday July 23, 2022 800-1000cfs 10AM – 2 PM
Tentative due to low water
Saturday & SundayAugust 27-28, 2022
1000 cfs Tentative
Releases are tentative. New Hampshire is in drought: https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/CurrentMap/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?NH

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 2022

Brookfield Renewable Power

DateDateFlow
SaturdayMay 76000+ cfs
SaturdayMay 46000+ cfs
SaturdayMay 216000 cfs
SundayMay 296000 cfs
MondayMay 301400 cfs
SaturdayJune 44000 cfs
SundayJune 52400 cfs
SaturdayJune 181800 cfs
SundayJune 191300 cfs
SaturdayJuly 91800 cfs
SundayJuly 101300 cfs
SaturdayJuly 232400 cfs
SundayJuly 241800 cfs
SaturdayAugust 132400 cfs
SundayAugust 141800 cfs
SundaySeptember 4 5500 cfs
SaturdaySeptember 173500 cfs
SaturdayOctober 1FULL 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 2022

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
April2-3, 13-17, 20-24, 28-30
May1, 14-15, 18-22, 25-29
June11-12, 18-19, 22-26, 29-30
July1-3, 6-10, 13-17, 20-24, 30-31
August4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28
September1-5, 7-11, 14-18, 28-30
October1-2, 5-9, 12-16

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
May28, 29
June12, 18, 19, 24(Fri), 25, 26
July1(Fri), 2, 3, 10, 15(Fri), 16, 24, 30
August5(Fri), 6, 7, 12(Fri), 13, 20, 212, 27, 28
September2, 3, 10, 11, 18
October1, 9

Special Events

Mass Free Fishing WeekendJune 4-5 (minimum flow weekend)
Deerfield RiverfestAugust 5 -7 (Dryway 110 cfs on Aug 6)

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

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Farmington River

2022 releases for the New Boston section of the Farmington:

Saturday and Sunday, October 15 & 16

Saturday and Sunday, October 22 & 23


Kennebec River 2022

DayDateTimeFlow
SaturdayJune 1110:00 – 1:008000 cfs
SaturdayJune 181:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayJune 251:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayJuly 21:00 – 3:002400 cfs
MondayJuly 410:00 – 1:008000 cfs
SaturdayJuly 91:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayJuly 161:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SundayJuly 171:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayJuly 231:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayJuly 301:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayAugust 61:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SundayAugust 71:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayAugust 131:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayAugust 201:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SundayAugust 211:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdayAugust 271:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdaySept 31:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdaySept 1010:00 – 1:008000 cfs
SundaySept 111:00 – 3:002400 cfs
SaturdaySept 2410:00 – 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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