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Stream Flow Conditions: These are a great set of pages that
contain generated graphs for each river. You can see the flow trend as the
river rises or falls. You can also get historical information and graphs for
any time that the gauge was active in the past. You can look up river
conditions for some of your past trips to correlate with the canoeing
gauges. Connecticut -
Notes: These pages use several terms that you may want defined:
"Flow" or "Streamflow" is defined as the volume of water that passes a
given point within a given period of time. Streamflow is in cubic feet per
"Stage" defined as the height of the water surface above an established
datum plane; not necessarily referenced to mean sea-level. This is what we
refer to a Gauge or Gauge Level, although our gauges do not necessarily
"Long-term median flow" defined as the median of the daily-mean flows
on this date for the period of record (in cubic feet per second)
(Only trip leaders should be calling these numbers)
603-634-3569 PSNH Dams at Bristol & Manchester
800-557-3569 Kennebec Harris/Dead Flagstaff Dams
603-527-0071 Winnipesaukee River and Lake Levels
781-433-7108 AMC Boston Chapter Message Line
603-432-6870 Merrimack Valley Paddlers Message Line
207-784-4501 Rapid River (Union Water & Power)
207-723-2328 West Branch Area (Great Northern Paper)
207-427-3117 St. Croix Dam release amounts & river levels
802-874-4600 West River Jamaica State Park
802-874-4881 West River Ball Mt. Dam USACE
802-365-7703 West River Townshend Lake USACE
Waterline - An automated toll-free phone system
that gives USGS levels. Call (800)452-1737, you’ll be directed by
voice prompts. Common codes: Piscataquog/Goffstown-331175, Contoocook
-331145, Merrimack/Manchester 331156. Additional information is at
GORP - Outdoor recreation site with
many links, articles, and events.
Granite Sports Magazine -
information for sports, health, and fitness enthusiasts in the New
ItsBeenStolen.com - A
database of lost and stolen materials including canoes and kayaks.
KayakShops.com - Articles and
resources on technique, gear, and destinations.
Kayak's database of lost or stolen kayaks
NH Outdoors - Information on NH
outdoor recreation, camping, biking, hiking, golfing and fishing.
Predictions - for the northeast US coast
Paddling.net - Canoeing and
Places to Paddle in:
Massachusetts - New
Hampshire - Maine -
Sea Kayaking -
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Aerial photos of most of the US. Contains: USGS Topographic Maps, USGS
Topo and Ortho Photos, USGS and Spin-2 Imagery. Free, easily printable.
Topozone - 1:25,000 USGS color
topographical maps of the entire USA. Free, easily printable.
WaterWays - Descriptions of
fresh and salt water paddle trips in Maine, New England, the U.S., and
beyond. Trip descriptions include road maps, paddle maps, photos, trip
details, distances, safety tips, and more.
Resource for NH outdoor recreation: camping, biking, hiking, hunting,
golfing, fishing, and skiing.
Paddling Clubs, Organizations, and
AMC main website (Joy Street
AMC Berkshire Berkshire
Canoe and Kayak Committee
Chapter Canoe Committee - Activities and other useful information for
the paddling community.
AMC Connecticut -
Activities, trip reports, river issues.
AMC Maine - (click on
AMC New Hampshire
NY/NoJ Chapter Canoe Committee - Offering paddling trips from
flatwater to class IV, canoe and kayak instruction from beginner to
advanced. River clean-up trips as well as fun trips. Rental equipment
AMC South Eastern Massachusetts
Chapter Canoeing and kayaking page, schedule.
AMC Worcester -
NPS Rivers and Trails Program
American Canoe Association -
ACA events, their courses, membership info, articles on-line, pictures,
ACA 2003 National Canoe Poling Activities
American Canoe Association, Atlantic Division WWOC - White Water Open
Boston Outrigger Racing
Association - Boston Outrigger is dedicated to expanding the sport of
Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe racing along the East Coast.
Boston Sea Kayak Club - A club site
with links, and a member's only section that contains a message board and
Housatonic Area Canoe & Kayak Squad - Paddling club centered in
western Connecticut and southeastern New York. Sponsors canoe/kayak race,
river cleanups and junior programs as well as protects paddlers rights,
river access and the environment.
Housatonic Valley Paddlers Club
Recreational, touring, and some sea kayaking. Paddle mostly within a 100
mile radius to rivers, wetlands, ponds, lakes but also have day trips to
explore marshes along the CT coast.
Ledyard Canoe Club - a
student run organization at Dartmouth College. Sponsors the Mascoma
The Merrimack River
Watershed Council (MRWC) - Works to protect and restore the Merrimack
River Watershed Sponsors of canoe & kayak trips throughout the region. The
trips are free, led by volunteers, and are held nearly every weekend from
April through October.
Merrimack Valley Paddlers -
Paddles rivers in New England.
Valley Paddlers - Paddles in the greater North Conway area.
Service River and Trails Program
New England Canoe
Racing Association - Dedicated to advancing the sport of canoe and
kayak racing to paddlers of all skill levels. Races, newsletters, and
publicity to promote the enjoyment of the sport.
SEE Kayaks - Huge directory of
sea kayaking related web sites.
New England Slalom Series -
Sponsors whitewater slalom races held throughout New England.
North Shore Paddlers
Network - A seakayaking club north of Boston.
UNH Paddling Club - for
students at UNH.
Vermont Paddlers Club - Trips schedule, message board, slide show,
yellow pages, river gauge interpreter, river level reports, weather links,
Paddlers - Paddles New England. A family- oriented canoe and kayak
Many of these groups run paddling trips, races, and other special
activities. This section is under construction --
please send me your links!