2018 Dead River High Water Whitewater Release Dates

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2018 Long Falls Dam releases for the Dead River Whitewater Season

Mark your calendars! Here are the high water release dates for the 2018 season from Brookfield Renewable Energy who operates the dam.  Water sources are from Long Falls Dam and inflow from Spencer Stream.  All releases from Long Falls Dam stop at 1 pm.

May 12th (Saturday)
Big Spring Release
7,000+ cfs
Class IV+ Rapids

May 19th (Saturday)
Big Spring Release
7,000+ cfs
Class IV+ Rapids

May 27th (Sunday)
High Water Release
5,500 cfs
Class IV Rapids

June 2nd (Saturday)
High Water Release
5,500 cfs
Class IV Rapids

June 9th (Saturday)
Medium (Surfing) Release
3,500 cfs
Class III-IV Rapids

June 10th (Sunday)
Summer Flow Release
2,400 cfs
Class II-III Rapids

July 21st (Saturday)
Summer Flow Release
2,400 cfs
Class II-III Rapids

August 12th (Sunday)
Medium (Surfing) Release
3,000 cfs
Class III-IV Rapids

September 2nd (Sunday)
High Water Release
5,500 cfs
Class IV Rapids

September 15th (Saturday)
Medium (Surfing) Release
3,500 cfs
Class III-IV Rapids

October 6th (Saturday)
Fall High Water Release
6,000 cfs
Class IV Rapids

 

Please note that these flow levels may change without notice based on license requirements or water levels.

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Angela Quintal-Snowman
Stay Untamed

Angela Quintal-Snowman

Adventurer at Untamed Mainer
Angela enjoys exploring the many beautiful and unique natural places in Maine and sharing her outdoor experiences with others.When not out exploring Maine woods, trails, mountains and waterways Angela can be found plotting and planning her next adventure or buying another backpack.(Because you can never have too many).
Angela Quintal-Snowman
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