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River Conditions

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 - Mass. - Maine  - NH - Vermont

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 second.

"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 match theirs.

"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)

River Phones
(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 www.h2oline.com

Paddling Information Sites:

GORP - Outdoor recreation site with many links, articles, and events.

Granite Sports Magazine - information for sports, health, and fitness enthusiasts in the New Hampshire area.

ItsBeenStolen.com - A database of lost and stolen materials including canoes and kayaks.

KayakShops.com - Articles and resources on technique, gear, and destinations.

Mariner Kayak's database of lost or stolen kayaks

NH Outdoors - Information on NH outdoor recreation, camping, biking, hiking, golfing and fishing.

NOAA's Tidal Predictions - for the northeast US coast

Paddling.net - Canoeing and kayaking information.

Places to Paddle in: Massachusetts - New Hampshire - Maine - Vermont

Sea Kayaking - Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Terraserver - 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 Associations


AMC main website (Joy Street Headquarters)

AMC Berkshire Berkshire Canoe and Kayak Committee

AMC Boston Chapter Canoe Committee - Activities and other useful information for the paddling community.

AMC Connecticut - Activities, trip reports, river issues.

AMC Maine - (click on "whitewater schedule")

AMC New Hampshire

AMC 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 available.

AMC South Eastern Massachusetts Chapter Canoeing and kayaking page, schedule.

AMC Worcester - Whitewater page

AMC and NPS Rivers and Trails Program 


American Canoe Association - ACA events, their courses, membership info, articles on-line, pictures, and more.

ACA 2003 National Canoe Poling Activities

American Canoe Association, Atlantic Division WWOC - White Water Open Canoe Committee.

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 roster.

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 (Western CT)
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 Slalom.

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.

Mount Washington Valley Paddlers - Paddles in the greater North Conway area.

National Park 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, etc.

Wampanoag Paddlers - Paddles New England. A family- oriented canoe and kayak club.

Specific River or Trail Links

Many of these groups run paddling trips, races, and other special activities. This section is under construction -- please send me your links!


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