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River Levels

Most of the Connecticut River between Canaan and Colebrool, and south of Bloomfield, VT, has enough water to paddle all summer. Use these gauge heights to make informed decisions regarding whether conditions are too high, or if there is adequate water to paddle the upper most reaches (Colebrook-Bloomfield or Pittsburg to Canaan). There are a couple places to check current water levels:

The National Weather Service's Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service CT River Predictions Center which indicates flood levels and predictions for the next few days,


The United States Geologic Service Gauges:
Pittsburgh, NH
North Stratford, NH
Dalton, NH
Wells River, NH
North Walpole, NH
Montague, MA
Hartford, CT

Finally, TransCanada provides flow forecasts for areas below their dams at:

We are seeking to compile data on how different levels effect river conditions, particularly minium levels to run the stretch between Colebrook and North Stratford.. If you have any insights to share, please Contact us