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2013 Scheduled WW Releases for the Northeast Region
Notice:
This listing may have information for both 2012 & 2013. Check the year next to the river name to see if it's this year's, or last year's, information. This list will be updated as soon as the new information becomes available (Last Updated: March 11, 2013).

NPMB attempts to provide the most up to date and correct release information available. However, not all dates or sources are verified. If you know of better or more accurate information for any of these releases, please email NPMB at: mail@npmb.com - Thanks. 
 
ME - MD - MA - NH - NY - PA - VT - VA - WV 
Maine
Dead River (ME) 2013
Saturday 4 May         7000+ cfs
Saturday 11 May        7000+ cfs
Sunday 26 May          5500 cfs *
Saturday 1 June                5000+ cfs *
Sunday 2 June          1300 cfs *
Saturday 8 June                3500 cfs *
Sunday 9 June          2400 cfs *
Saturday 22 June               1800+ cfs *
Sundday 23 June        1300 cfs * 
Saturday 6 July                1800 cfs  
Sunday 7 July                  1300 cfs  
Saturday 20 July               2400 cfs  *
Sunday 21 July         1800 cfs  *
Saturday 10 August     2400 cfs *  
Sunday 11 August               1800 cfs *     
Sunday 1 September     5500 cfs *
Saturday 14 September  3500 cfs * 
Saturday 5 October             FULL OPEN UP TO 6000 cfs *
*  release ends at 1 pm 
For release levels call 1-800-557-FLOW; select "Kennebec" and "Flagstaff" to get the flow from Long Falls Dam (Flagstaff Lake).

 USGS Online Gage: 01044550 Spencer Stream at mouth, near Grand Falls, ME 
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): (? suggest one) 
 More information: American Whitewater web site. 
Kennebec River (ME) 2013
Sat 15-Jun 10am-1pm 8000 cfs and 1pm-3pm 2400 cfs
Sat 22-Jun 1pm-3pm 2400 cfs
Sat 29-Jun 1pm-3pm 2400 cfs
Sat 6-Jul 1pm-3pm 2400 cfs
Mon 8-Jul 10am-1pm 8000 cfs
Sat 13-Jul 1pm-3pm 2400 cfs
Sun 14-Jul 1pm-3pm 2400 cfs
Sat 20-Jul 1pm-3pm 2400 cfs
Sat 27-Jul 1pm-3pm 2400 cfs
Sat 3-Aug 1pm-3pm 2400 cfs
Sun 4-Aug 1pm-3pm 2400 cfs
Sat 10-Aug 1pm-3pm 2400 cfs
Sat 17-Aug 1pm-3pm 2400 cfs
Sun 18-Aug 1pm-3pm 2400 cfs
Sat 24-Aug 1pm-3pm 2400 cfs
Sat 31-Aug 1pm-3pm 2400 cfs
Sat 7-Sep 10am-1pm 8000 cfs and 1pm-3pm 2400 cfs
Sun 14-Sep 1pm-3pm 2400 cfs
Sun 15-Sep 1pm-3pm 2400 cfs
Sat 21-Sep 10am-1pm 8000 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
Between June 15th and September 15th in consultation with AWA, AMC and NEFLOW there will be four Sunday releases at a minimum of 2400 cfs during the hours of 1 pm and 3 pm
In consultation with all interested parties there will be four releases of 8000cfs provided each rafting season during the hours of 10 am and 1 pm.
For the latest flow information call (800) 557-3569 Dial 5 for Kennebec.
 USGS Online Gage: 01042500 Kennebec River at The Forks, ME 
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): (? suggest one) 
 More information: American Whitewater web site. 
Magalloway River (ME) 2013
Sat-Sun, June 22-23 900 cfs release from 10:00am to 3:00pm each day
Sat-Sun, July 6-7 900 cfs release from 10:00am to 3:00pm each day
Sat-Sun, July 13-14 1200 cfs release from 10:00am to 3:00pm each day
Sat-Sun, Aug 17-18  1200 cfs release from 10:00am to 3:00pm each day
Sat-Sun, Aug 24-25  1200 cfs release from 10:00am to 3:00pm each day
Sat-Sun, Aug 31 - Sept 1   900 cfs release from 10:00am to 3:00pm each day
Flow release from 10:00am to 3:00pm on day of release. For the latest flow information call (800) 557-3569 Dial 2 for Androscogin then dial 3 for Aziscohos Dam.

 USGS Online Gage: (? suggest one) 
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): (? suggest one) 
 More information: American Whitewater web site.
Penobscot, S. Branch / Canada Falls (ME) 2013
July 6          500 cfs
July 13         600 cfs
July 20         600 cfs
July 27         900 cfs
July 31         600 cfs
August 3        600 cfs
August 10       750 cfs
August 17       600 cfs
August 24       750 cfs
August 31       600 cfs
September 7     750 cfs
September 14    600 cfs
Releases are on Saturdays and begin at 10 AM and continue until 3 PM on each release date.
 USGS Online Gage: (? suggest one) 
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): (? suggest one) 
 More information: American Whitewater web site.
Penobscot, W. Branch / Seboomook Section (ME) 2013
Minimum daily flow 500 cfs. This flow will be available 24/7 throughout the boating season (April 1 - October 15).
Special "high-water" release (1500 cfs) - Saturday, August 31 ??? (Labor Day weekend)
 FloFone: 1-888-323-4341
 More information: http://glha.us
 USGS Online Gage: (? suggest one) 
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): (? suggest one) 
 More information: American Whitewater web site.
Rapid River (ME) 2013
Fri - Sun, July 19-21   1300 cfs Fri-Sat; 1800 Sun. 
Sat - Sun July 27-28    1300 cfs Sat; 1800 cfs Sun. 
Sat - Sun, Aug 3-4      1300 cfs Sat; 1300 cfs Sun. 
Fri - Sun, Aug 9-11    1300 cfs Fri-Sat; 1800 cfs Sun. 
Subject to modification due to low lake levels Flows start at 6:00pm before 1st scheduled day and end 12:00noon on last scheduled day. Flow information phone (800) 557-3569 dial 2 for Androscogin then dial 4 for Middle dam.

 USGS Online Gage: 01054000 Androscoggin River near Gorham, NH 
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): (? suggest one) 
 More information: American Whitewater web site.
Maryland
North Branch Potomac River (MD) 2013
Apr 13, 14, 27, 28 
May 11, 12, 25, 26 
 USGS Online Gage: 01595800 North Branch Potomac River At Barnum, WV
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): (? suggest one) 
 More information: American Whitewater web site.
Upper Yough (MD) 20__
For notification of upcoming unscheduled releases; call 315-413-2823.

 USGS Online Gage: 03076500 Youghiogheny River At Friendsville, MD
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): (? suggest one) 
 More information: American Whitewater web site.
Massachusetts
Deerfield River (MA) 2013
From: Zoar Outdoor web site. 
Dryway/#5 Station Dam
Friday releases are for four hours and begin at 11 a.m. Saturday releases last five hours and begin at 10 a.m. Sunday releases are four hours beginning at 10 a.m. Flows vary from 900-1100 cfs. 
May 25, 26 
June 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 
July 4, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 21, 27 
August 3, 4, 10, 18, 23, 24, 25, 31 
September 1, 2, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 
 USGS Online Gage: None
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): 255122 Deerfield River At #5 Dam, Monroe Bridge MA
 More information: American Whitewater web site.
Zoar Gap/Fife Brook Dam
106 scheduled releases. Releases from Fife Brook Dam start between 9:30 a.m. and 12 noon, with a flow of at least 700 cfs. 
April 3-6, 17-21, 24-28 
May 4-5, 11-12, 15-19, 22-26, 29-31 
June 8-9, 15-16, 19-23, 26-30 
July 4-7, 11-14*, 17-21, 24-28 
August 1-4, 8-11, 15-18, 22-25, 31 
September 1-2, 4-8, 11-15, 18-20 
October 2-6, 9-13 
* Deerfield River Festival, Sat. July 13, 2013 

 USGS Online Gage: 01168500 Deerfield River At Charlemont, MA
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): 255123 Deerfield River At Fife Brook Dam, Florida, MA
 More information: American Whitewater web site.
Farmington River (MA) 2012
Sat. - Sun. Oct 13-14 
Sat. - Sun. Oct 20-21 
 USGS Online Gage: 01185500 West Branch Farmington River Near New Boston, MA
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): (? suggest one) 
 More information: American Whitewater web site.
Millers River (MA) 2013
Sat April 13 1100 cfs (50th Annual River Rat Race) 
Sun April 14 
 USGS Online Gage: 01164000 Millers River At South Royalston, MA
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): 255112
 More information: American Whitewater web site.
Westfield River (MA) 2013
March 29-31 Fri afternoon until water is gone. (Discharge of winter pool) 
April 20-21 6am until water is gone.(60th Annual Westfield River Races) 
Discharge of winter pool for downstream migration of salmon smolt 
 USGS Online Gage: 01179500 Westfield River At Knightville, MA
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): 251288
 More information: American Whitewater web site.
New Hampshire
Androscoggin, Pontook Dam (NH) 2010
May 29, 30, 31 
June 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 
July 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 
Aug 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 
Sept 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 
 USGS Online Gage: (? suggest one) 
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): (? suggest one) 
 More information: American Whitewater web site. 
Ashuelot River (NH) 2013
May 4-5 275 cfs 5am until water is gone. (Upper Ashuelot Canoe Race) 
 USGS Online Gage: 01158000 Ashuelot River Below Surry Mt Dam, Near Keene, NH
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): 335111
 More information: American Whitewater web site. 
Blackwater River (NH) 2013
April 19-21 700 cfs Noon until water is gone. (Annual Blackwater Slalom) 
 USGS Online Gage: 01087000 Blackwater River Near Webster, NH
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): 331128
 More information: American Whitewater web site. 
Lower Otter Brook (NH) 2013
Sat. March 23          10:00 am until water is depleted   300 cfs  (Recreational)
Sun. March 24          10:00 am until water is depleted   300 cfs  (Recreational)
Sat. April 13          9:00 am until water is depleted   300 cfs  (Recreational)
Sun. April 14          9:00 am until water is depleted   300 cfs  (Recreational)
Sat. May 4          9:00 am until water is depleted   300 cfs  (ACA NH WW Championship)
Sun. May 5          *(if not enough water, priority day)
 USGS Online Gage: 01158600 Otter Brook Below Otter Brook Dam, Near Keene, NH
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): (? suggest one) 
 More information: American Whitewater web site.
Pemigewasset River (NH) 2010
Saturday, July 10     11am - 4pm    1000cfs
Sunday, July 11       10am - 3pm      1000cfs
Saturday, August 14   11am - 4pm    1000 cfs
Sunday, August 15     10am - 3pm      1000 cfs
 USGS Online Gage: 01076500 Pemigewasset River At Plymouth, NH
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): 331172
 More information: American Whitewater web site.
New York
 
Beaver River (NY) 2013
August 31 - Saturday   Beaver - Taylorville   10 am-2 pm     400 cfs 
September 1 - Sunday   Beaver - Moshier       10 am-2 pm     400 cfs 
September 1 - Sunday   Beaver - Eagle 1 pm-5 pm      200 cfs KoNY race
September 2 - Monday   Raquette - Stone Valley        8 am-4 pm      900 cfs...
        ...720 cfs from 10 am-2:30 pm 900 cfs from 2:30 pm-4 pm
September 2 - Monday   Beaver - Taylorville   10 am-2 pm     400 cfs 
September 2 - Monday   Beaver - Eagle 1 pm-5 pm      200 cfs 
September 7 - Saturday Beaver - Taylorville   10 am-2 pm     400 cfs 
September 7 - Saturday Beaver - Eagle 1 pm-5 pm      200 cfs 
September 14 - Saturday        Beaver - Taylorville   10 am-2 pm     400 cfs     
September 14 - Saturday        Beaver - Eagle 1 pm-5 pm      200 cfs 
September 28 - Saturday        Beaver - Taylorville   10 am-2 pm     400 cfs     
September 28 - Saturday        Beaver - Eagle 1 pm-5 pm      200 cfs 
   
(Taylorville/Moshier 10 am-2 pm, Eagle 1 pm-5 pm) 

 USGS Online Gage: (? suggest one) 
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): (? suggest one) 
 More information: American Whitewater web site.
 More information: American Whitewater web site.
 More information: American Whitewater web site.
Bottom Moose (NY) 2013
April 21 - Sunday
April 28 - Sunday
May 4 - Saturday
May 5 - Sunday
May 11 - Saturday
May 12 - Sunday
May 18 - Saturday
May 19 - Sunday 
May 25 - Saturday
May 26 - Sunday
June 1 - Saturday
June 2 - Sunday
June 9 - Sunday
October 6 - Sunday
October 13 - Sunday
October 18 - Friday            Moose Fest weekend
October 19 - Saturday  Moose Fest weekend/KoNY race
October 20 - Sunday    Moose Fest weekend
October 26 - Sunday
October 27 - Saturday
Note: All Bottom Moose releases: apx. 10am - 5pm (sign-in required) CFS varies

 USGS Online Gage: 04254500 Moose River At Mckeever NY
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): (? suggest one) 
 More information: American Whitewater web site.
Esopus River (NY) 2011
June 4-5 (KCCNY Race) 
October 1-2 ( NESS Race ) 
 USGS Online Gage: 01362500 Esopus Creek At Coldbrook NY
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): (? suggest one) 
Hoosic (NY) 2011
Saturday, May 7 from 1 - 4 PM, adequate flows permitting (i.e., allowing for the desired 900 - 1,600 cfs release). 
Postponed to May 7. See this thread 
 USGS Online Gage: 01334500 Hoosic R. near Eagle Bridge
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): (? suggest one) 
 More information: American Whitewater web site.
Hudson River - Hudson Gorge (NY) 2013
Releases from Lake Abanakee Dam (Indian River) 
Spring Schedule: April-Mid June ~ Release everyday 
Summer Schedule: Mid June-Labor Day ~ Tuesday/Thursday ~ Saturday/Sunday 
Fall Schedule: Labor Day Weekend-Columbus Day ~ Weekends only. Releases on Columbus Day as well. 
 USGS Online Gage: 01315500 Hudson River At North Creek NY
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): (? suggest one) 
Mongaup River (NY) 2012
April 15 Sunday 1 turbine 
April 28 Saturday 2 turbines 
May 13 Sunday 1 turbine 
May 26 Saturday 2 turbines 
June 10 Sunday 1 turbine 
June 23 Saturday 2 turbines 
July 8 Sunday 1 turbine 
July 21 Saturday 2 turbines 
August 5 Sunday 1 turbine 
August 18 Saturday 2 turbines 
September 2 Sunday 1 turbine 
September 15 Saturday 2 turbines 
September 30 Sunday 1 turbine 
October 14 Sunday 1 turbine 
October 27 Saturday 2 turbine 
Apr 28, May 26, June 23, July 21, Aug 18, Sep 15 & Oct 27 are two turbine releases, all others are one turbine.
Release times = 11am to 3pm 
Eagle Creek's toll-free Mongaup information number is (855)313-3273. 
 USGS Online Gage: (? suggest one) 
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): (? suggest one) 
 More information: American Whitewater web site.
Raquette River (NY) 2013
Stone Valley Section
July 6 - Saturday      8 am-5 pm      720 cfs full release 10 am-3pm
July 20 - Saturday     8 am-5 pm      720 cfs full release 10 am-3pm
August 3 - Saturday    8 am-5 pm      720 cfs full release 10 am-3pm
August 17 - Saturday   8 am-5 pm      720 cfs full release 10 am-3pm
August 31 - Saturday   8 am-6 pm      720 cfs full release 10 am-3pm/KoNY race
 USGS Online Gage: None
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): 365125 Raquette River At Colton Dam, Colton, NY
 More information: American Whitewater web site.
Sacandaga River (NY) 2013
Releases everyday for much of the year. Releases are from about 10am to 5pm apx. 5000 cfs.
 USGS Online Gage: 01325000 Sacandaga River At Stewarts Bridge Nr Hadley NY
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): 365122 The Sacandaga At Stewart's Bridge
 More information: American Whitewater web site.
Salmon River (NY) 2012
Jul 7, 8, 21, 22 
Aug 4, 5 
Expected releases are 750 cfs.
 USGS Online Gage: 04250200 Salmon River At Pineville NY
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): 365123 The Salmon River At Lighthouse Hill
 More information: American Whitewater web site.
Pennsylvannia
Lehigh River (PA) 2012
May 12, 26, 27 
Jun 9, 10, 23, 24 
Jul 7, 8, 21, 22, 28, 29 
Aug 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 
Sep 1, 2, 14 
Min release level= 500cfs at the F.E. Walter Dam.

September and October releases are tentative and water dependant.
 USGS Online Gage: 01447800 Lehigh R bl Francis E Walter Res nr White Haven PA
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): 421395
 More information: American Whitewater web site.
Tohickon River (PA) 2012
Mar 17, 18 
 USGS Online Gage: 01459500 Tohickon Creek near Pipersville, PA
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): (? suggest one) 
 More information: American Whitewater web site.
Vermont
Missisquoi River (VT) 2013
May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 from 9 am to 4 pm. 
See this NPMB topic for details

 USGS Online Gage: 04294000 Missisquoi River At Swanton, VT
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): None
 More information: American Whitewater web site. 
West River (VT) 2013
September 28 1500 cfs 8:30am until water is gone. apx. 1500 cfs 
 USGS Online Gage: 01155500 West River At Jamaica, VT
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): None
 More information: American Whitewater web site. 
Virginia
Russell Fork (VA) 2013
Oct 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 
All flows 800cfs except Oct 27-28 which are 1000cfs. 

 USGS Online Gage: 03208500 Russell Fork At Haysi, VA
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): (? suggest one) 
 More information: American Whitewater web site. 
West Virginia
 
Upper Gauley River (WV) 2011
 USGS Online Gage: None
 WaterLine Flowcast (800-452-1737): (? suggest one) 
 More information: American Whitewater web site. 

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